Ekiti to Launch Cargo Airport by July 2024, Governor Oyebanji Announces

The governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, has announced that the state will have its own cargo airport by July 2024. He made this announcement on Sunday, during his first appearance on the monthly programme ‘Meet Your Governor’, which was broadcasted on all radio and television stations in the state.

Governor Oyebanji said that the cargo airport, which requires a high level of technical certification by relevant authorities, will boost the transportation and economic development of the state. He added that the airport will be the terminus for the Ekiti State Ring Road Phase One, which will also open up new opportunities for the state.

“The airport will be a game-changer for our business and economy, because it will connect us to the rest of the world. The corridor along the ring road will also be developed. We are planning to establish a new Ado Ekiti town along that axis that will be well-planned and modern,” he said.

The governor also expressed his concern about the poor condition of some federal roads in the state, but said he is optimistic that the roads will be reconstructed in the 2024 Federal Government budget. He said he has received assurances from the federal lawmakers from the state, led by the Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, that they have included some of the roads in the budget and are working to draw attention to them.

“I am worried by the state of our federal roads. Our people should understand that we cannot construct these roads ourselves because we will not get any refunds. But I have met with our federal lawmakers and they have shown me evidence that they have included some of these roads in the 2024 budget.

“I am hopeful that within the next few months, our people will see the changes. I thank the leader of the Ekiti caucus and the Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, for their efforts to address this issue,” he said.

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