By Tunde Oyekola
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has said the International Airport being consructed at Ido-Osun in Egbedore Local Government Area of the state will rank among the best in the world in terms of architectural design and technology when completed.
Speaking when the Managing Director of the Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services of the Nigeria Airforce company, Air Vice Marshall Andy Tsakrin, in company with the new Managing Director, Air Vice Marshal Ajibola Jekenu, paid him a courtesy call at the Government House in Osogbo, the governor said the government engaged the services of the Nigeria Air Force to get one of the best airports in Nigeria that can compete favourably with other airports in the world in terms of architecture and technology when the project is completed.
He noted that despite the dwindling monthly allocation from the Federation Account, his administration is committed to the airport project.
Aregbesola said his administration has the best of relationship with the management of the Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services and expressed hope that the same will be extended by the new helmsman of the company.
Speaking while leading Governor Aregbesola to inspect the runway of the airport, the project manager noted that it was with a lot of perseverance and hard work that the level that at which the Airport was achieved.
Management of the Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services of the Nigeria Air Force company said the Osun Airport project is very much on course, as Aregbesola inspected the project.
Speaking during the inspection, Aregbesola disclosed that his administration has the vision to use the project as one of the strategies to ignite economic development, given the fact that his administration has the capacity to attract foreign visitors and airline companies who are to bring aircrafts for maintenance works.
Aregbesola said his administration had the best of relationship with the management of the Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services and expressed hope that the same would be extended by the new helmsman of the company.