Osun airport to be completed before Aregbe tenure ends


The Chief of Staff to Osun State
Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has
assured the people of the state that the
current administration in the state
will complete the construction of the
MKO Abiola International Airport
located at Ido Osun in Egbedore Local
Government Area .
Oyetola said this in Osogbo on Friday
when officials of the Turkish company
which has taken over the construction
of the project visited the Governor’s
Office .
The chief of staff said Governor Rauf
Aregbesola was determined to
complete the airport because of the
immense economic benefit it would
give the state.
He stated that the airport would boost
the social and economic growth of not
only Osun State but the entire South
western states because of the strategic
location of Osun which shared
boundaries with Oyo, Ekiti , Kwara and
Ondo states .
According to Oyetola, the combination
of commercial and cargo services the
MKO International Airport will offer
to the entire region will turn Osun
State to a commercial hub .
He said , “ The governor has always
been thinking out of the box, you can ’ t
talk about commerce and economy
without necessary transport
infrastructures . We have a lot of
things to our advantage regarding the
prospects of MKO Abiola International
Airport. Osun is centrally located,
sharing boundaries with about five
states .
“ We also have energy advantage
because we have electricity
distribution centre in Osogbo . Ogbeni
Rauf Aregbesola discovered that we
have to harness the advantages we
have, hence the establishment of the
MKO Abiola Airport so that people can
fly down and explore the socio -
economic potentials of Osun.
“ It is going to be a combination of
both commercial and cargo airport.
The airport would be completed before
Aregbesola leaves office in 2018 . There
are competent persons in the State
Ministry of Works , who would
collaborate with your company on the
project. ”
The Technical Director of Biray Group ,
Mr. Salih Kebelek , assured that the
construction firm would move to the
site very soon to commence work.
He said the company possessed the
required technical expertise and
equipment to complete the airport in
good time.
Kebelek said , ” We came to Nigeria in
2002, we have investments in Nigeria
and we are a force to be reckoned
with in the construction industry
because of our exploits in the
successful handling of projects across
the country .”

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