Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President praised Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun at the commissioning of Gateway Agro Cargo Airport on Thursday.
Osinbajo was speaking on the first commercial flight from his Gateway Agro Cargo Airport on his Iperu-lishan Road in the Ikene Local Government Area of Ogun State.
VP described Gateway Agro Cargo Airport as a world-class project, which other states can emulate. He described Agro Cargo Airport as the engine bloc of the country’s economy, trade and commerce.
In his words;
“this airport isn’t just the best in Nigeria, it is a world-class airport that we are here to see. Ogun State has definitely taken a huge step in fulfilling the dreams of our forebears, the dreams of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the dreams of others, the dreams of a vibrant modern and industrious community leaving together in peace and prosperity.
“A dream of Ogun State that is the engine room of our nation’s economy and our nation’s commerce and business. In a few months, the Kajola Dry Port will also be operational and I am confident that this airport will transform the entire South-West region and serve as a catalyst for economic growth and the development of our nation and sub-region,” he said.
Also speaking at the inauguration, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said airports are vital ways of connecting business.
Sirika noted that the gains of the airport would not be seen at the moment but in the future, the gains of this airport with the ability to carry cargo from one place to another cannot be quantified.
The governor, Abiodun, in his remarks, noted that the airport marked the actualisation of a dream by former governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
He added that the development of the airport was in alignment with his administration’s desire to provide a conducive atmosphere for industries to not only berth in the state but to record success.
Abiodun said the choice of the location would allow for easy access from different parts of the state.