-by our correspondent.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has recorded yet another milestone with the opening of the state owned airport as Air Peace Airline commenced flight to the new airport on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recently gave the nod for the Anambra Cargo and Passenger Airport located in Umueri in the state to commence commercial operations which Obiano has taken full advantage of, and the people of the state are highly excited by the development.
In his reaction to the development, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Dr. Oranu Chris Chidume (Eze Ana-Ukwu, Eze Ugulube of Omor Kingdom) in Ayamelum Local Government of Anambra State, commended Governor Obiano, saying that the people of Anambra are full of excitement and joy as a result of the new airport.
The Monarch who gave the commendation in a chat with journalist described governor Obiano as “a serial achiever”, adding that aside the airport and other notable landmark projects in the state, the governor summed it up with the gift of Professor Charles Soludo as the next executive governor and his successor.
“There is excitement and joy in the air over the airport. The people can now fly to Lagos and Abuja (and so on) from the state and this will boost the economic viability of the state.To crown it all, governor Obiano bequeathed to Anambra people a resourceful person, in the person of Soludo as his successor. This is the greatest gift he has given to the people”, Igwe Chidume stressed.”
According to him, Professor Soludo’s attributes are vocal and evident for people to see adding that Soludo is prudent, intelligent and resourceful as well as an experienced central banker with international repute, a credential he said would help him succeed in uplifting the status of the state..
Igwe Chidume advised the governor elect to run a prudent government with professionals who are hungry to hit the ground running with policies and programmes that will enhance the economic viability of Anambra state.
The Monarch pledged his overwhelming support for the government of the state, stressing that his believe in the prosperity of the people is demonstrated by the many investments he has made and willing to make in the state.
“I pledge my overwhelming support to Soludo and advise him to run a lean government to be manned by professionals. My confidence in the state is being demonstrated by my investments. I am willing and ready to do more and to offer my support to the new government in the state. I am very happy and so excited at the future of the state”, He stressed.