By Ikeugonna Eleke
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, alights from a plane which landed at Anambra Airport
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba in the last governorship election, last week Thursday landed a presidential jet and a private jet respectively at the newly commissioned airport.
Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Ngige who landed in a presidential jet, touched down at the Anambra Airport and at 12:35, and was accompanied by his aides.
Before then, Uba had earlier been conveyed to the airport in a private jet at 11:12am in a private jet marked 5N-ALG. Uba arrived the airport in the company of some of his political associates.
The associates who accompanied Uba included Amb. Jerry Ugokwe, Hon Carter Dike, Chief John Emeka, and others.
The airport had been commissioned about two months ago and was later approved for commercial flights. Gov Willie Obiano who commissioned the airport had expressed optimism that the project would cause a turnaround in Anambra State in terms of investment, while envisaging that the airport would be a very busy one.
Ngige who spoke to journalists at the airport, commended Governor Obiano for his foresightedness in building the project, while also praising its quality.
Ngige was received by the Commissioner for Works, Engineer Marcel Ifejiofor, alongside other government officials, and was also shown round the project.