Udom Emmanuel, the governor of Akwa ibom has said his organization is intending to initiate a state-claimed airline, Ibom Air, to “lessen the problems currently being encountered by numerous air travellers” to the state.
Emmanuel made this known on Friday in Uyo, amid the yearly state-supported Christmas Carol night.
The governor said the projected aircraft, which would be completely claimed by the state, would guarantee the state remains a goal of decision for external financier
“Our state-owned and run Obong Victor Attah International Airport has a category 2 runway and work is ongoing on the second taxi way,” the governor revealed.
The representative likewise said work was going on “steadily” on the Ibom Deep Seaport, notwithstanding various street works over the state.
“Our dream to open up our state through land, air, and sea will come full cycle,” he stated.
Emmanuel additionally utilized the chance to smash his faultfinders.
“When we promised all these, our naysayers said it couldn’t be done, and some are still deluding themselves that it hasn’t been done, even when they are driving on the road we have built, are enjoying the steady electricity we have provided, are being treated in the world class hospitals we have remodelled and equipped with modern amenities, and whose children are receiving quality education in our public schools,” the governor said.
“We will, however, not relent, we will not give in to propaganda or blackmail,” he included.
Godswill Akpabio, a senator & previous legislative leader of the state, was missing, for the first time at the Christmas Carol which was created amid his organization.
Akpabio, who assited Emmanuel move toward becoming representative – despite all opposition – in 2015, has pledged to stop his re-appointment in 2019.