- The Akwa Ibom government’s investments in aviation have shown that state governments can successfully run a business in Nigeria
- The by Udom Emmanuel-led government breaks new ground in Nigerian aviation industry
- The state government has successfully added two new aircraft to its Ibom Air fleet to prepare for regional routes < / strong>
Uyo – The Akwa Ibom state government opened Ibom Air’s fleet on Sunday the 13th.
Ibom Air, a wholly-owned airline of the state government, now has seven aircraft in its fleet with its latest additions.
Sources from the Aviation sector say the new planes are less than two years old.
The two planes landed g At 3:00 pm at Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, watched by a large crowd of residents and dignitaries of Akwa Ibom ..
“Today is an important milestone in the history of aviation development, not just for Akwa Ibom state, but also land in this regard.
“Never in the history of this nation has a state founded and owns a successful business airline. Never across the African continent. ”
Akwa Ibom government sources say ten new aircraft will be added to the fleet by 2023 to reinforce Ibom Air’s vision of becoming the most dynamic airline in the sub-region.
The Akwa Ibom state government also shared photos of the new aircraft on their official Facebook page.
Residents of the state flooded the comments section of the page to congratulate the governor and his team for a job well done.
In the meantime, the Special Duties Commissioner of the Akwa Ibom State, Rt. Schatz. Okpolupm Etteh has announced that Governor Emmanuel is committed to the timely completion of the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Victor Attah International Airport in Uyo.
The facility is intended to improve the airport’s status as an internationally recognized gateway.
In a statement to Legit.ng, Rt. Schatz. Etteh said Governor Emmanuel’s administration is aware of the strategic advantage it will bring to the state and nation in the sub-Saharan aviation sector.
In a similar development, the Akwa Ibom’s government has indicated its willingness to work with the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the areas of aviation and tourism.
This was highlighted when Governor Emmanuel held talks at the Government House in Uyo with the High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for Nigeria, Mr. Wendell Vincent Carlton De Landro, led.
Governor Emmanuel, who the interest of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the emerging Appreciating the state’s aviation industry and other economic sectors, indicated that its government called the state for such cooperation.