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Relief expressed as Asaba airport re-opens for commercial operation

Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, (R), Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, (L), his Finance counterpart, Mr. Fidelis Tilije (2nd left), Chief of Staff Government House, Olorogun David Edevbie (behind) on an inspection to ascertain the level of protocols put in place for the resumption of operations at the Asaba International Airport recently–Photo Credit: BRIPIN ENARUSAI

FRI, AUG 14 2020-theG&BJournal– Business Travellers have hailed the reopening of the Asaba airport as a huge relief, after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) approved the resumption of commercial operations.

‘’The reopening of the Airport will definitely save us from the harrowing extortion of security operatives on our main highways to that part of the country,’’ one brewery executive told theG&BJournal Thursday.’’ ‘’The war-time styled military, Customs and police road blocks are a huge impediment to businesses in the East and South of the country,’’ he said.

The approval was conveyed to the Delta State Government following the inspection of Asaba International Airport last week by officials of the NCAA to ascertain the level of preparedness for its re-opening pursuant to the Federal Government’s lifting of the ban on local Air Travel.

The NCAA in its letter conveying the approval stated that the Asaba International Airport had satisfactorily fulfilled the requirements of the COVID-19 restart guidelines and protocols and therefore had been granted the authorization to resume normal operations.

We thank the management of the NCAA for their promptness and professionalism and assure air travellers using the Asaba Airport of the continued commitment of the Delta State Government to the provision of modern facilities for the effective and efficient operation of the Airport.

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