The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said the state’s Agro Cargo Airport will commence commercial flight operations by end of 2023 and both local and international flights would land at the airport.
Abiodun stated this while briefing newsmen after inspecting the airport located along Iperu-Ilishan Road in Ikenne local government area of the state.
The governor noted that the state government would soon recoup all expenses on the state’s Agro Cargo Airport, as various international aviation companies jostle for concessional operations.
He added that the concession of the facility would be done in the next one and half months with the state recouping the money expended on the facility.
“This airport, sometime by the end of November, December would be fully granted approval. Commercial operations would start here. It means that you can board a flight to Abuja, Port Harcourt and I am sure that by the end of the year, you will begin to see international flights leave wherever and land in this airport by the grace of God.
“I’m sure that in the next 30 to 45 days, we should sign the dotted lines of the concessioning of this airport, which would mean that everything the airport has cost us would completely be repayed back to us and we can use the money to pay our debt and also begin to look at other projects.”