The governor of Osun, Senator Demola Adeleke, assured Abuja on Saturday that the MKO Abiola Airport in Ido-Osun will be completed soon, as any obstacles preventing its completion will soon be lifted.
Adeleke made the assurance during a visit to Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
“I am concerned about the state of our infrastructure in Osun. Osun remains the only state in the Southwest without an airport. Osun has a lot of potential, but we are limited by the lack of infrastructure, including the airport.
“We will do our best to solve all problems and remove all obstacles to ensure the completion of the project.”
“The potential of the airport is huge.” “As an administration, we will review and work with the federal government to complete the project,” he told the minister.
In his speech, the Minister gave an overview of the history of the airport and said that he is committed to ensuring that the government of Osun will succeed in completing the airport. “Ido-Osun Airport is very historic; in fact, this is the most suitable flat plateau in West Africa to establish an aviation maintenance hangar.”
“As a former governor of Osun and now a minister, be assured of the cooperation and support of the federal government to complete the aircraft maintenance hangar and cargo airport at Osun.
In fact, Osun should be proud of the urgent completion of the airport, as it remains the only state in southwestern Nigeria without an airport, Aregbesola noted.
He added that there is already federal government approval for some of the funds to be disbursed to complete the airport.
The minister promised that he would explore his remaining days as minister to pursue the disbursement.
“I will use my remaining 42 working days as minister to continue disbursing the approved funds so that the airport can be completed as soon as possible,” Aregbesola said