Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, says preparations are in top gear with prospective investors, development partners and other stakeholders on the construction of another airport in Edo State.
Obaseki said the new airport will be built in Edo north senatorial district as an addition to the local airport in Benin.
The governor said this during a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members across wards and local government areas in the district.
He said the new airport will improve the state’s transportation network and boost the economy.
“There are some key projects that we want to implement in Edo North. There are major investors talking to us now and want to come into the state. We have huge opportunities in the areas of agriculture, mining and transportation,” he said.
“One of the major things that I want to do is to build an airport. Access is key, and if people can fly in directly, it will improve the economy of the state.
The Governor noted that having an airport in Edo North is feasible, based on studies conducted and the level of government investment in the area.
“We need an airport to make access easy. We are in discussion with the relevant authorities already,” Obaseki stated.