Osun state government has said that the ongoing construction of a cargo international airport named after late Moshood Kasimaawo Olawale Abiola embarked upon by the Governor Rauf Aregbesola led administration will boost the economy of the state when completed.
The state Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperative Empowerment, Hon. Ismail Jayeoba Alagbada, noted that the airport situated in Ido-Osun, Egbedore Local Government Area of the state will make the state, the economic hub of the nation.
Alagbada, who featured on the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Correspondent Chapel programme tagged “News Point” in Osogbo on Thursday, 6th March, 2014, said the airport which is manned by the Engineering Department of Nigerian Army will be of international standard thus transforming the economy status of the state.
Jayeoba said Aregbesola’s administration is totally committed to upgrading the economy of the state adding that the people of the state are already testifying to the giant strides of the present administration.
Speaking on the on-going construction of international markets embarked upon by the Aregbesola administration, the commissioner said, two of the markets which are Ayegbaju and Aje markets would soon be completed thereby paving ways for serious commercial activities in the respective locations of the market.
He said 650 shops would be completed and ready for use at Aje market by June this year while Ayegbaju market has reached 80 percent completion.
Alagbada while speaking on the drive of his ministry in the area of cooperative empowerment, he said, no fewer than 600 cooperative farmers have benefited with the sum of N600 million as a soft loan from Aregbesola government.
He declared further that, over N1billion was inherited as a loan issued by the Oyinlola administration to various cooperative societies in the state which are yet to be recovered.