The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, has sought more collaboration with Imo State government to ensure development and maintenance of airport in the State.
He said adequate deployment of infrastructure at the airport will boost tourism and economic potentials of eastern part of the country.
Yadudu was in the state on Thursday, August 1, 2019, on a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, in continuation of his interaction with stakeholders.
On the FAAN entourage was the Directors of Engineering Services, Human Resources and Administration, Airport Operations, General Manager, Procurement, Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport Manager, amongst others.
The managing director had earlier visited the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde to discuss areas of collaboration on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
In his remarks, Capt Yadudu expressed his appreciation to the Governor and people of Imo State for their hospitality and tremendous support shown to the Authority.
He added that Enugu airport is very strategic to the economic development of the South Eastern region consequently the need to collaborate to develop infrastructure at the airport.
Highlighting the huge business and tourism potentials of the airport, Capt Yadudu noted that any investment in the airport will be a catalyst for the development of the State and will create employment for the indigenes.
The MD assured the Governor of the Authority’s commitment to consolidate its partnership with the State towards improving on safety and security infrastructure at the airport.
In his response, the Executive Governor, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha commended the MD and his team for the visit and expressed their readiness to continually support the Authority to develop critical infrastructure at the airport.