Speaking after a tour at the Anambra International Cargo/Passenger Airport, Umueri , Captian Musa Nuhu, the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), described the facility as amazing and carefully planned.
“I am amazed, almost speechless at the level of work, and the level of compliance with our regulatory requirements and also with international standards and recommended practices,” he declared, pointing out that his tour of the airport had given him a clear view of what the Obiano’s administration had achieved with the project.
“We have gone round the airport. We have a runway of 3.7kilometers with a runway safety area on both ends of the airport of about 1000 meters. “There’s no airport in Nigeria that has a racer area of 1000 meters at both ends of the runway.”
“With two taxiways. We have gone to the tower, the control tower is amazing certainly if not one of the best control towers in Nigeria today,”
“we have seen the fire service station. Amazing. It’s going to be a CAT 955 firefighting station which will allow big planes and international flights to be landing and taking off here once flight resumes.”
Also speaking on the water treatment plant, he said:
“It takes care of the need of not only the airport but also of the firefighting service. We have seen the emergency evacuation center, trauma center in case, God forbid, anything happens. There’s arrangement to deal with any eventuality. I have seen the operational fence, I have seen the perimeter fence, significantly done or almost completed. And in the vehicle earlier today, I had said that ‘Anambra means business.’ And I mean it when I say Anambra means business.”
“It is obvious when this airport is completed, it is going to be a significant enabler of the economy and growth of this area, the state and the surrounding states here. So, at this point I congratulate the governor for this legacy project.”