Owerri Airport crucial to South East economic growth – FAAN MD

L-R: His Excellency, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, Governor, Imo State; Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, MD, FAAN; Engr. Salisu Daura, Director of Engineering Services & Honorious Anozie, Dirctor of Human Resources & Administration.

… calls for collaboration

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Captain Rabiu Yadudu has called for collaboration to develop infrastructure at Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri, saying the airport is very strategic to the economic development of the South Eastern region of the country.

Captain Yadudu made the call when he visited Governor of Imo State, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha at Owerri last week.  

Highlighting the huge business and tourism potentials of the airport, 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 FAAN boss, who and his team also had visited the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde on areas of collaboration, expressed his appreciation to the Governor and people of Imo State for their hospitality and tremendous support shown to the authority and assured the governor of the FAAN’s commitment to consolidate its partnership with the state towards improving on safety and security infrastructure at the airport.

In his response, Governor Emeka Ihedioha thanked the FAAN managing director and expressed the readiness of the state to continually supporting the organisation to develop critical infrastructure at the airport.

The FAAN boss, Yadudu was accompanied on the visit by the FAAN ‘s Directors of Engineering Services, Human Resources and Administration, Airport Operations, General Manager, Procurement, Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport Manager, amongst others.

L-R: Group Captain USA Sadiq (rtd), Director of Security Services; His Excellency, Seyi  Makinde, Governor, Oyo State; Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, MD, FAAN & Engr. Salisu Daura, Director of Engineering Services.

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