Willie Obiano, the Governor of Anambra State has disclosed that Anambra International Cargo Airport, located at Umueri will be commissioned in April 2021.
The Governor made this known on Thursday, while performing the official groundbreaking ceremony of Anambra Luxury Place Estate, a public, private partnership project between Anambra state government and Rotech Energy Services Limited in Nkwelle, near Onitsha.
According to Obiano, “The Anambra international cargo airport will be inaugurated in April next year. It will be one of the best in the country”.
Speaking further, he encouraged Anambra people to invest in the luxury estate, saying that the Nkwelle G.R.A project, which he said is just 10 minutes drive from the airport.
“The airport is just 10 minutes drive from here, and a few kilometres from Onitsha town. It is strategically located and is a worthwhile investment.”
Governor Obiano extolled the promoter of the project, Chief Austin Oguejiofor who is the Chairman/Chief Executive of Rotech Energy Services Ltd for heeding to his government’s ‘Aku Luo Uno’ call and urged Ndi Anambra who have created wealth outside the state to also consider investing some of their wealth in Anambra state.
Recall that opposition politicians had dismissed the airport project in 2017 as a campaign gimmick by the governor to win reelection.
However, the Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, who inspected the project weeks back confessed that work is at an advanced stage, and that the airport will be one of the best in the country when completed.