Why Ekiti Airport Plan Failed – Afe Babalola
Renowned lawyer and founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has revealed why the Ekiti airport project failed.
He said the “much-expected” airport project failed because the administration of a former governor of the state and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, allegedly said that the state did not need such a facility and hence did not follow up the Federal Government’s intention of setting up one in the state.
Babalola stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday during the commissioning of the ABUAD Industrial Research Park, a statement by Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the Chief Press Secretary to Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, said.
According to the statement, Babalola said there was still the need for such a facility as the state had no railway line passing through it, adding that an airport would be a better option for people to access the state.
Babalola noted that he made spirited efforts at getting an airport built for the state during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that apart from Ekiti,