Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said the ongoing Gateway Agro Cargo Airport, Ilishan Remo, will run commercial flights when completed.
Abiodun made this known at an interactive meeting with leaders of community development councils and associations in all the 20 LGAs, held in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
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The governor disclosed that some airlines have shown interest in operating commercial flights at the airport, which will boost the economy of the state.
“Work is ongoing at our cargo airport at Ilisan-Remo. I want to inform you that the Nigeria Air Force and the Nigerian Customs Service have written to me that they would like to have their operational bases at the airport when it is ready.
“Not only that, some commercial airlines operating in the country have also shown interest in the airport. That means, by the grace of God, when the airport starts operations this December, people in Ogun State will have the opportunity to board their flights from there to anywhere they want to go, rather than going to Lagos,” he said.
The governor explained that his administration’s decision to build the airport was to ensure that the state benefits from being the industrial hub of the country as well as the numerous value chains that come from such a gigantic project.