The Government of the State of Osun has reassured the people of the state that the present administration would be the next state in the South-West after Lagos State to establish an International Airport.
Speaking on behalf of the State Government, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works, Engr. Oladepo Amudah, dropped this hint during an unscheduled on -the -spot-assessment to the MKO Abiola International Airport.
According to him, the International Airport is going to be one of the best in the world, having been certified by International regulatory bodies like International Air Transport Association, International Civil Aviation Organization and Association of Airline Operators.
Engr. Amudah stressed that, the on-going project which has gulped N4.5billion has the capacity of 300 hectares of land, 3km runway, fire stations, powerful terminal building and a control tower.
The Special Adviser used the medium to dismiss blatant lies recently published in a newspaper that the airport does not exist in the state.He therefore called on the people to visit the site anytime to see the gargantuan project.
Engr. Amudah, eulogised Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for embarking on road, rail and air infrastructure which are core areas for any economic development, adding that in the next few months, the first plane will land on the new airport.
Responding, the Project Director of the company, Engr. Aminu Sulaimon, commended the State Governor for embarking on this laudable project.