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UDOM LAUDS MINISTRY OF SPECIAL DUTIES’ EFFORT AT VICTOR ATTAH INT’L AIRPORT TERMINAL

 

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has expressed satisfaction with the level of progress achieved at the International Terminal Building site, Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo.

 

Governor Emmanuel in an unscheduled inspection of the project, handled by the Ministry of Special Duties, on Wednesday, lauded the Commissioner, Rt. Hon. Okpolupm Etteh, and the contractor, VKS Construction Company, for the quality of work done, saying the new terminal will serve as a gateway to the economic development of the nation.

 

“This is one of the major gateways to our economic development not just for Nigeria, but the entire Africa, and I want to thank the contractors who are quite on schedule because if they miss the schedule, they miss our target”.

 

He hinted that the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Maintenance Repairs and Overhaul (MRO) facility of the International airport, emphasizing that the airport is compared to any international airport in the world.

 

“This is the only state that is building this kind of international terminal building, no state in the whole of Africa is doing this, look at the quality of airport that we are giving to Nigeria it is comparable to any international airport in the world.

 

“In terms of facilities our runway is category two, in terms of installations and infrastructures and what we are trying to do here, and you know we just signed an MoU on the MRO we are pushing forward.”

 

Speaking, Rt. Hon. Etteh, who also described Governor Emmanuel as a man of quality, expressed delight in the Governor’s remarks on the pace of work and progress achieved at the project site.

 

The Commissioner assured the continuous diligence of the Ministry’s technical team in supervising the work to a premium completion.

 

“I am very happy that the Governor is satisfied with what the Ministry and the contractors are doing. We are the ones supervising what they are doing there. We have the Ministry’s team there, the Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and all classes of technical workers from the Ministry,” he explained.

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