By Timi Fagbohun
Umahi stated this while speaking to state stakeholders and a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Aviation during a flight test at the Onueke airport.
The International Airport which was named after President Muhammadu Buhari, is to be inaugurated in the first week of May 2023 by the President.
It was reported that two Air Peace Hopper airlines, No. 5N-BXF and No. 5-BUY, which landed at the airport, carried over a hundred passengers from Lagos and Abuja.
Umahi stated his willingness to hand over the airport to the federal government for management, citing the state government’s inability to manage the airport.
He further stated that over 400 citizens of Ebonyi State were employed as staff of the airport.
Earlier in his remark, the director of the Civil Aviation Authority, CAA, who was represented by General Manager, Aerodrome Services, Mr Oladipo Adebayo, described the airport as the best of all the airports in Nigeria.
He applauded the Ebonyi State Government for using high-standard equipment to construct the airport, adding that with such quality materials used, the airport will stand the test of time.