‘Abia needs an airport to boost economy’

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BY ANAYO OKOLI

UMUAHIA—Former Chief Press Secretary to Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Mr. Ugochukwu Emezue, has commended the state government’s decision to build an airport in the state.

He said the proposed airport would boost investment and provide job for the people of the state.According to Emezue, those criticising the decision to build an airport  are ignorant of the immense economic benefits attached to an airport and the owners.

Already, a site has been located in communities in Umuahia South and Ikwuano Local Government councils for the proposed airport.
Emezue also lauded Governor Theodore Orji for the political will to relocate Umuahia Main Market, which hitherto was located at the heart of the capital city, thereby defacing the beauty of the capital city.

Now relocated to Ubani, the idea to remove the market from the city centre, according to him, has been mooted since 1935 during the colonial regime.

He noted that till Orji’s administration, none of the past governments had been able to muster the political will to relocate it.
He hoped that the new project, being planned for the old site of the market, would add to both economic and aesthetic values of the city and the state in general.

He said: ”It was a very good decision to build an airport in the state; there is nothing wrong in planning to build an airport for the state. It s a project that will bring more investments and more jobs for the people.”

He also said that the administration of Chief Orji has done very well in virtually all sectors, including security, infrastructure and health, and called on Abians to continue to support him and even help to convince him to go to the Senate in 2015.

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