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The governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi has confirmed that two 80-seater capacity aircraft from the fleet of Air Peace will be making a historic landing at the Ebonyi State International Cargo Airport on Thursday.
The plane is billed to convey a federal government’s delegation to the State for the commissioning of the Airport and a list of other projects in the State.
Governor Umahi explained that the flight is expected to depart the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at exactly 11am and land in the State as part of the test flight to the completed International Airport.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the State Executive Council meeting held at the New Executive Council Chambers, New Government House, Abakaliki, the governor disclosed that the delegation will be in the state to participate in the commissioning of the numerous projects executed by the present administration.
Governor Umahi stated that apart from the federal government’s delegation, others that will join the flight to the Ebonyi Airport will include Ebonyi indigenes also arriving the state for the epoch-making event.
He said that another 80-seater capacity Air Peace flight will also land at the Airport from Lagos on the same day, adding that the test flights will be carried out having completed all the works at the International Cargo Airport.
Governor Umahi announced that the delegation will also participate in the commissioning of projects in the state, adding that part of the projects to be commissioned include; the Ebonyi International Cargo Airport, the Inyere Bridge in Edda, Afikpo South Local Government Area, King David Umahi University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Akanu Ibiam Flyover and Bishop Micheal Nnachi Okoro Flyover, among others.
Meanwhile, Governor Umahi during the State Executive Council meeting swore in six Permanent Secretaries in the State and charged them to discharge their duties with commitment and zeal.