Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the departing governor of Ekiti State, and Senator Abiodun Olujimi, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, have vowed to continue working together to make the Ekiti State International Cargo Airport, which is still under construction, a success.
When the pair jointly assessed the airport on Monday to see how ready it was for commissioning, they made this commitment.
Governor Fayemi, who was brought to the building site by Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye of the Ekiti Catholic Diocese, stated that he and Senator Abiodun Olujimi, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, had mutually committed to bringing the ambitious project to fruition.
In the National Assembly, Senator Olujimi, who represents the Ekiti South Senatorial District, praised the Governor for realizing the airport’s dream for all Ekiti natives.
She stated that as part of its monitoring duties, her committee will shortly visit the airport to determine what can be included in the upcoming budget.
As the chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Governor Fayemi remarked, “When I heard about your appointment, I told myself that Ekiti State is a very blessed state because I know the kind of person you are. You’ll assist with this job by using your fantastic office. It has nothing to do with any particular party; it is a project for the Ekiti Airport. All of us are in the Ekiti party.
Both the Governor and the Senator were praised by Bishop Ajakaye for putting aside their political differences for the benefit of their mother land. “I want to say how happy I am that we are discussing Ekiti interests today rather than egotistical personal interests. Even whether we discuss Ado, Isan, or Omuo-Ekiti, it’s all about Ekiti. It is not about any one party, but rather the health of our beloved state as a whole.
The state governor explained that the airport’s 3.2 km runway was built with the capacity to accommodate all types of aircraft, in contrast to earlier assurances that the Agro-allied Cargo Airport and other legacy projects started by his administration would be finished and ready for use before the end of his term.
The Nigerian Airforce would also have access to operations, maintenance, and related engineering services at the airport, he continued.