Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde on Wednesday promised to ensure transformation of infrastructures at the Ibadan airport for it to complement economic expansion policy of the state government.
The Governor stated this when he received top management staff of the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) to his office on a courtesy visit.
Governor Makinde explained that there was need to partner and synergize with authority of the airport to ensure expansion of the runway, provision of security and other procedures that would facilitate cargo operation and other mode of operations
While expressing hope that pilgrims from the state would be airlifted from next year at Ibadan airport, Governor Makinde noted that Ibadan airport is central to the state economy and could assist the state agricultural sector for required economic development
Earlier the Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu stated some challenges confronting the Ibadan airport and called for necessary support from the state government while promising to remain committed to its mandate
The managing director thereafter assured that Ibadan airport would always evolve in it procedures, processes, personnel and structures and appreciated the people of the state for cooperation and patronage.