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. Fifty/Fifty

  • 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.

  • Fayemi commissions Ekiti Air Cargo

    Source: Premium Times

    The Ekiti Air Cargo was commissioned by Mr Sirika, the minister of Aviation on October 15, 2022.  Mr Sirika, who performed the official inauguration of the airport, was among the personalities on board of the aircraft, which flew all the way from Abuja to make the historic landing on Ekiti soil.

  • Fayemi Commissions Uncompleted Project

    Source: ICIR

    Governor Fayemi commissioned an uncompleted project as reported by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting. The ICIR visited the airport site on Wednesday, it was discovered that the passenger terminal building had not been completed.

    Although the front of the facility showed completed, the side and the back of the building have not been covered by bricks. Also, the building interior, which includes offices, a passenger lounge, and some parts of the floor, has not been plastered.

    The ICIR also observed that the proposed building for the cargo terminal was still at the foundation level. It has not been completed.

    Another thing conspicuously missing from the site of the airport is the Air Traffic Control (ATC) towel.

    Finally, the ICIR team discovered that the drainages of the runway and adjoining roads linking the airport to the expressway are yet to be completed.