Osun Government Seeks China’s Support For Airport Project -
Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola weekend appealed to the Chinese Government to collaborate with the state to facilitate the completion of the MKO Abiola International Airport in Ido-Osun.
The governor spoke in Osogbo while receiving Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Dr Zhou Pingjian.
According to the governor, the state is endowed with mineral resources available for investment and the climate is conducive for investors.
He also spoke of the reign of peace in the state, the availability of arable land and the policy on land bank, which enables investors to access land with ease for their operations.
“We are committed to developing the state by encouraging both local and international investors. This is the way to go and we are resolute to attain this feat,” the governor said.
Pingjian said China would help lift the socio-economic development of Osun State through collaboration in infrastructural development, education, agriculture, mining and commerce
He said his visit to Osun was to strengthen the cordial relations between China and Nigeria as well as promote cooperation and exchanges at the sub-national level.
“Osun is doing well in all areas of the economy particular in the education sector. I have seen the quality of the schools built around the state and I have seen so many reasons to invest in this state,” he said.
The new one or the outgoing one
The airport project to me is a waste of scarce resources, the airport at Ibadan is just some miles to Osogbo
With the newly constructed road, it will be cheaper to fly from Ibadan