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Kwara Governor AbdulRazaq Hails Ogun’s Gateway Agro-Cargo International Airport as Aviation Sector Game Changer

Kwara State governor AbdulRazaq says the Gateway Agro-Cargo International Airport in Ogun will help decongest Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has described the Gateway Agro-Cargo International Airport as a game changer in the country’s aviation sector.

AbdulRazaq stated this in an interview with journalists after a courtesy visit to his Ogun State counterpart, Prince Dapo Abiodun, at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Kwara State governor had earlier inaugurated the 6km Siun-Owode Road in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, when the new airport is finally inaugurated, it would relieve the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos State of both passenger and cargo transportation and also help to decongest the airport.

He said, “The Iperu International Cargo Airport is also a game changer. It is my second or third time landing there, and I must say it is more of an economic airport. It will change the way things will be done in the future.

“It will relieve Lagos airport of cargo and with industrial park going on in the state, the two major industrial parks going on in the state and one being funded by AFDB and the other by AFREXIM Bank,” he said.

AbdulRazaq described the quality of work being done in the state by Abiodun as impressive, adding that the quality of work done on the 6km Siun-Owode road would ensure it lasts for more years.

The governor also described the road as unprecedented, especially at a time of inflation globally. He said that the state is certain to benefit from new investments that would come courtesy of the investment drive of Governor Abiodun.

“I commissioned the 6km Siun-Owode road this morning. It is unprecedented and with the rate of inflation these days. It is a huge challenge to commission or build one kilometre, talkless of six kilometres.

“Infrastructure work going on in this state is quite impressive. The quality of the road today is quite impressive, and the drainage is first class. That road will last at least twenty years.

“In terms of investment, Ogun State will be recovering a major part of new investments, green field investments in Nigeria today. Kudos to Governor Dapo Abiodun for the work he is doing,” he said.

The Governor’s Forum chairman, while noting that economic challenges are worldwide, said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is setting the pace by ensuring the delivery of grains to the people of the country to tackle the current hardship being experienced by Nigerias.

“Economic challenges are worldwide. It is not a Nigerian phenomenon alone. Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, even the United States are facing the same thing. It is a global phenomenon.

“The President has set the pace and as you noticed today. The federal government is delivering grain across all the states in Nigeria, and all the states are doing their best in supplying palliatives,” he said.

James Sowole

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