Akwa Ibom: Ibom Air to kick start operations before May 29
The Akwa Ibom State government has said Ibom Air will commence commercial flight operations across the country before May 29, 2019.
The government also said roads currently under construction, the renovated General Hospital in Oron, Immanuel General Hospital in Eket and Awa Cottage Hospital are billed for commissioning before May 29.
Speaking on Wednesday in Uyo, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, said the projects were evidence of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s commitment to the development of Akwa Ibom State.
He said the day-to-day running of government as well as all development processes of government in all sectors, were still on course throughout the period of electioneering campaigns for the second term in office of the Governor.
Udoh said Emmanuel will continue to uphold his virtues and commitment to deliver on the project Akwa Ibom, anchored on sustainable development.
The Akwa Ibom government had unveiled its own airline; Ibom Air.
Presenting the aircrafts for unveiling at the Victor Attah International Airport, the state governor, Udom Emmanuel gave glory to God for making the day a reality.
Mr Emmanuel noted that the launch was a monumental achievement not only in Nigeria but in Africa stressing that the unveiling of the airline was a fulfillment of his blueprint for the state hence the need for every Akwa Ibom person to be very proud of the state maintaining that the state can achieve a lot together if her people can come together.
He said the state government will not relent in its effort at managing the airport, disclosing that the run way has been upgraded to category two run way, while assuring that the MRO would soon commence maintenance of air lines including Ibom air fleet.
Airlines business according to the governor is not an all comer’s affairs but for those who are tested and proven adding that he has what it takes to be in government even as has come to be adjudged as one of the best.
He said “we want to run the Ibom airline as one of the most efficient, economically viable and profitable that others will come to copy our business modules.
“The air line could run three flights, Lagos to Abuja out of Uyo every day,” he said.