- Governor David Umahi said the Ebonyi International Airport is positioning the state to attract domestic and international investment.
- Umahi made the announcement in a statement from Francis Nwaze, the governor’s special assistant for media and public relations
- According to the Governor, Airport May Boost Employment in Ebonyi State When Open
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi is turning the tide after the bold step of building an international airport in the southeastern state.
First, Ebonyi International Airport is relocating the able to attract domestic and foreign investments. The wall of investors thinking about how to quickly bring raw materials into the state for manufacturing purposes and how to achieve record-breaking performance in their companies would be broken.
Also, the way would be for seamless distribution of their products across the country and export to target markets around the globe.
Abakaliki would have direct access to different parts of the world, reflecting its investment profile as a fast-growing city would improve in Africa. The state’s internally generated revenues are bound to increase through taxes and land sales.
Second, the airport would increase the state’s agricultural yields. Ebonyi is one of the agricultural states in Nigeria. The reputation of her high-quality Abakaliki rice precedes her. Currently, this commodity is enjoying nationwide acceptance and consumption.
Instead of rice farmers restricting their market to Nigeria and some neighboring African countries, their products can be transported in cargoes to American and European markets will. The resulting financial gains can fund the mechanization of rice cultivation for greater productivity. Other agricultural products will also enjoy this exposure.
Last but not least, the airport can boost employment in Ebonyi once it becomes operational. The vacancies will number in the hundreds, creating sizeable manual labor jobs.
The coming economic harvest would be plentiful. From dual investment appeal, agricultural export visibility to improved employment, there is much to be reaped.
2023: Governor Umahi criticizes Jonathan’s candidacy and warns APC to be cautious
Umahi, speaking to journalists at the Statehouse in Abuja on Tuesday May 10, explained that introducing the former President to Nigerians will be difficult.
While expressing his concern, Umahi declared giving Jonathan the ticket as candidate for the ruling party in 2023. Presidential elections will be difficult.