Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has assured the people of the state that his administration will complete the construction work on the Obudu International Passenger and Cargo Airport.
The governor, who gave the assurance while speaking to newsmen, expressed satisfaction with the speed at which the work at the project site was going on.
He said that the number of contractors engaged in the project would ensure completion at the stipulated time but did not however state the exact time the airport would be ready for inauguration and operations.
“I am quite excited at the progress of work so far, we have five subcontractors working here at the Obudu International Passenger/Cargo Airport and we hope to be done with all the earthworks in the next four months.
“The contract was only awarded earlier this year and the contractors mobilized to site about two months ago and have achieved about 35 in precent in terms of job completion”.
The governor further reiterated that the airport project and the state-owned airline, Cally Air, have been positioned to change the economic narrative of the state by increasing its tourism potentials.
“Cally Air is completely set up to drive traffic into the state. The airport is vital live wire for the Obudu Cattle Ranch and to create an industrialization process that will give every industry in the state an export potential”.