Daily Trust (Abuja)

26 April 2012

Nigeria: Uduaghan Defends N7.4 Billion Airport Project

Asaba — Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has justified the amount budgeted for the renovation work going on at the Asaba airport ahead of today's South South economic summit where President Goodluck Jonathan, and his Rwandan counterpart are expected to attend.

Uduaghan, who spoke with newsmen, confirmed that the hills around the airport would be levelled for safe landing of aircrafts, saying the amount awarded for the project is okay as the project is economically viable.

He said people will commend him in future for expanding the airport due to the significance of the facility to the state.

The governor said the state is fully prepared to host the summit as all logistic arrangements have been made to host all the dignitaries expected for the occasion.

The state government also declared a public holiday for all public sector workers in Asaba, the state capital to enable the people to welcome the dignitaries and be part of the summit, while markets are also to remain closed as there is a restriction of movement for the two days the summit would be holding.

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