FG Kicks Off Construction Of Cargo Terminal At Asaba Int'l Airport
GOVERNOR EMMANUEL UDUAGHAN OF DELTA STATE (MIDDLE), FLANKED BY MRS STELLA ODUAH (2 ND RIGHT), MINISTER OF AVIATION; RT HON FUNKEKEME SOLOMON (2ND LEFT) AND MR OCHE VICTOR ELIAS (RIGHT) S.
A TO THE AVIATION MINISTER, LAYING FOUNDATION STONE OF THE CARGO TERMINAL OF THE ASABA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ASABA.
As Uduaghan Commends Jonathan For Efforts To Boost Rural Economy BEVERLY HILLS, February 11, (THEWILL) - The foundation stone for the 6, 000 metric tonnes International Cargo Airport was laid Tuesday at the Asaba International Airport with the Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan saying that it was a clear testimony of President Goodluck Jonathan's efforts towards growing the economy of the rural communities.
According to the Governor who laid the foundation stone at the occasion and witnessed by the Minister for Aviation, Mrs.
Stella Oduah, aviation experts, top politicians and other government functionaries, the President deserves commendation for working towards growing the rural economy.
According to him, President Jonathan has shown commitment towards diversifying the nation's economy from an economy dependent on oil to an economy that is driven by so many factors.
He disclosed that the cargo airport when functional will move goods, especially, agricultural produce to different parts of the world, noting that it is in line with his administration's 'Delta Beyond Oil' initiative.
'Thank you for selecting Asaba International Airport as one of the cargo international airports in the country, it fits into our Delta Beyond Oil initiative,' the Governor said, adding, 'we are glad that our initiative fits into President Jonathan's programme of empowering the rural farmers.
' He specifically commended Mrs.
Oduah for her support towards the development of the Asaba International Airport and assured her that the state government will give all the necessary logistics support for the completion of the cargo airport.
Earlier, the Minister for Aviation had said the cargo airport will be completed within six months, disclosing that the cargo airport will ensure the easy movement of agricultural produce to international markets.
Oduah added that the airport was in line with President Jonathan's transformation agenda that will grow rural economy, stating: 'The crops from the rural areas will find their ways into international super markets.
' Furthermore she said: 'There will be value chain along the line from packaging, logistics to job creation,' she said, noting, 'for every one hectare, ten jobs will be created and the spiral effects will be unimaginable.