Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has stated that the proposal of building an airport by his administration will be shifted to mid-2021.
He stated on his official Twitter account on Tuesday that his administration will focus on the completion of ongoing road projects as earlier outlined.
A few days ago, the traditional rulers led by their chairman, Eze Joseph Nwabeke of Eziama Ntigha of Isialangwa North, Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu urged the Governor to jettison the Abia Airport Project.
In a report published by Punch, “the Chairman, Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Joseph Nwabekee and the Royal Fathers had urged the governor to shelve the proposed Abia Airport Project for now and use funds earmarked for it to complete the ongoing road projects in the state including some portions of the dilapidated Aba – Port Harcourt Highway and Aba – Ikot Ekpene Highway which are Federal Government roads.
Nwabekee said that fixing the roads would boost the economy of the state.”
Governor Ikpeazu wrote, “The true position of our airport project is that we focus on the completion of ongoing projects as earlier outlined & then return to the airport project mid-2021; not a cancellation! Let’s appreciate the place of prioritization of unlimited needs in the face of scarce resources”
Recall that the airport project was initiated by the former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, who is the Senator representing Abia Central.