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Ebonyi govt decries death of two persons on airport flyover

Ebonyi State government, led by governor Francis Nwifuru has decried the death of two residents at the flyover located opposite the Chuba Okadigbo International Airport, Onueke Ezza South Local Government Area.

Two persons were recently killed by a tanker explosion that occurred at the airport flyover.

It took the intervention of the ministry of aviation and transport technology to quench the fire.

The state commissioner for aviation and transport technology, Mrs Ngozi Obichukwu, who spoke with newsmen during the inspection of Chuba Okadigbo Airport Runway, at Onueke Ezza South LGA, revealed the preparedness of the state government to avert a repeat of such incident.

She noted that: “if not for the grace of God, and by the way the flyover was constructed, many lives would have been lost.

“We are still praying God to give eternal rest to those that were killed- the driver and the conductor.

“We won’t want such to be happening at the runway; we are getting it right this time around; some of the things we omitted before have been done right now.”

Obichukwu reiterated the commitment of the state government to ensure that the airport commenced flight operation by May, 2024.

“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, requested us to change the runway pattern from concrete to asphalt.

“And the runway is being asphalted now.

“We thought that the project will be ready by August, but the way it is now, we are ready to start operation by May,” she stated.

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