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Niger Delta Commission hails airports refurbishment

04 February 2014, 10:52Augustine Osayande

Abuja – The Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw, has hailed the ongoing reconstruction and remodeling of the nation's airports.

He expressed happiness that the Calabar Airport was one of many in the country that have totally been transformed.

The NDDC Chairman commended President Goodluck Jonathan for giving the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, the necessary support to carry out the reforms in the sector, adding that the people in the state and other Nigerians who passed through the new edifice would eternally remain indebted to his administration.

He particularly commended the perishable cargo initiative, stressing that the day farmers in the state had been waiting for decades to have full value for their crops had been realized.

“This singular initiative is bound to change the lives of our people in many more ways than anyone can imagine,” he said while speaking to media at the Calabar Airport during an inspection.

He meanwhile disclosed his administration was reviving the pineapple production initiative started by former state governor, Donald Duke.

The scheme could not fully take off the ground due to lack of local and international markets for the produce.

“Today, I can assure you that pineapple farming will be fully resuscitated with the sighting of the perishable cargo facility in this airport,” Ewa-Henshaw said.

– CAJ News


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