Ibadan Airport Upgrade — Senator Adekola Balogun Persuades FG

Sen. Adekola Balogun on Tuesday plead to the federal government on Upgrading of Ibadan Airport which has been in existence since 1983 he added that almost all the facilities used were outdated thta there is need for the use of modern equipment there.

He speak further that the new facilities will make potential of Ibadan to attract economic development both locally and internationally.
He said that the presence of an international airport in Ibadan would complement the activities of the Ibadan inland dry port and accelerate the derivation of the expected socio-economic benefits from the airport.

While speaking in the land mass acquired by the airport,, he said there is total land area acquired for the Ibadan Airport is about 557.1 hectares currently; hence when fully utilised, can conveniently accommodate a standard international airport.
While speaking about the advantage of the upgrading he said hosting an international airport in Ibadan will propel the tourist sector and provide a communication link which is vital between different groups of people involved within the region.

In Support the plenary was Sen. Francis Fadahunsi PDP Osun East noted that the airport was built in 1983 saying that since then, it had never been upgraded,
Sen. Ahmad Lawan (Senate President) after unanimous approval of the motion referred the motion to Senate Committee on Aviation for further legislative action in which report should be given back within eight weeks.


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