The Federal Government has announced its plan to build an agro allied cargo terminal at Benin Airport to boost economic activities in the state.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this when he, alongside Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State inaugurated the newly installed Category 2 Instrument Landing System at the airport.
Sirika said that the terminal was part of the government’s plan to promote economic growth through agriculture.
He said that the government was committed to developing transport and airport infrastructure in Benin, adding that the commitment of the state government had encouraged the federal government to do more.
According to him, the upgrade to category two is to allow all aircraft to land at the airport at night and in poor visibility.
On his part, Governor Obaseki said that the benefit of having up-to-date equipment at the airport was enormous for the state. He commended the federal government and the aviation agencies for their commitment to transforming Edo State into an air transportation hub in Nigeria.