Pics(above and below): Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport’s arrival/departure hall, tarmac, runway and control towers. Click for better view
It was pomp and pageantry in Anambra State, weekend, as the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, went ahead and commissioned the state International Passenger and Cargo Airport, Umuleri, amidst frustration occasioned by the aviation regulatory authority, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), to approve the take-off of two commercial flights that were billed to land at the airport from Lagos and Abuja, respectively.
Governor Willie Obiano while commissioning the project said: “I thank Buhari for approving this Airport, also Sirika for the oversight activities he did here, and also Nuhu of NCAA.
“This airport has been certified and has met all needs for commercial purposes. Unfortunately, the flights that were fully booked for today, both from Abuja and Lagos could not come because the regulatory authorities said the commercial airlines that will operate here will need to have counters here before operations will start.
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It was gathered that the commissioning of the airport was not a tea party, as rumours went viralpurportedlybecame jittery airport garnerits