Ekiti Agro-Cargo Airport Remains A Priority For Us And We Projected That It Would Be Completed In Record Time Before The End Of My Tenure. On Going
Fayemi inaugurates Ekiti Cargo Airport project
Source: Punch Newspapers
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, laid the foundation for the Ekiti Airport, signalling the commencement of work on the agro -allied cargo airport, aimed at boosting the state’s agricultural, tourism and educational endowment.
The groundbreaking ceremony was jointly performed by the Governor and the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.
Dr Fayemi revealed that the airport project, which covers about 4,000 acres of land, is being supported by the Federal Government, African Development Bank (AfDB) and Africa Export Import Bank.
Ekiti Pays N500m Compensation To 700 Land Owners
Source: DAILY TRUST
Ekiti State government has paid compensation to the tune of N500 million to 700 land owners whose lands were acquired for the state’s Agro-allied Cargo Airport project.
The affected land owners, mainly farmers, were presented with cheques of varying sums by Dr Kayode Fayemi at the conference hall of the Governor’s Office, Ado-Ekiti.
Governor Fayemi said a total 4,017 hectares of land was acquired for the airport project, adding that his administration’s infrastructure and industrial development agenda was aimed at connecting the state’s agribusiness industry to global market through an agro-allied cargo airport.