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Abiodun renews rivalry with Amosun over Ogun airport, says ‘I’ll share resources as I like’




Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has insisted that there isn’t any going again on the placement of the controversial Agro-Allied Cargo airport billed to be constructed at Ilishan-Remo, Ikenne Native Authorities Space, saying he stays the governor and can share sources as he likes.


DAILY POST remembers that Abiodun had earlier in March locked horns together with his predecessor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, when he condemned an airport being constructed at Wasimi, Abeokuta by the Federal Authorities.

Based on Abiodun, an airport couldn’t be sited at Wasimi as a result of the realm performed host to the most important cement factories within the nation, saying that the cement “factories are emitting mud particles and pollution into the sky.”

As an alternative of supporting the Wasinmi airport, Abiodun resumed work on the agro-cargo airport deserted by former Governor, Gbenga Daniel at Ilishan Remo in 2007.

Abiodun on the time, stated he had redesigned the placement of the Wasinmi airport to make it a trailer/container transit terminal and park for cement factories.

Talking to loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his Ikenne Native Authorities, Abiodun stated some folks wished to cease the Agro-cargo airport within the space.

Nevertheless, the governor, making veiled reference to Amosun, bragged that the ability of the governor of Ogun State is in his hand and he would ensure that the airport could be prepared by 2022.

Abiodun stated, “Because the primary native authorities in Nigeria, we’re establishing a cargo airport right here in Ilishan. Aeroplanes shall be taking off from one other nation and touchdown right here in Ikenne LG.

“Some individuals are constructing what they name airport, airstrip or home airport; they’re embittered, they’re combating us. They stated we are able to’t web site the airport right here, and I stated ‘it’s a lie.’

“I’m the governor of Ogun State as we communicate. I’m in possession of each ‘the bread and the knife’. And I’ll share it the way in which I like.

“We have now sited the airport venture right here already and by the tip of subsequent 12 months, we are going to fee it. Simply proceed to hope for us.”

DAILY POST stories that Amosun had in March replied Abiodun by accusing him of sending away contractors from the location of the Wasimi airport, saying “They advised the contractors that Ogun doesn’t want the Airport any extra and directed the contractors to take away their gear from the Airport.”

Amosun, who spoke by way of the previous Secretary to the Ogun State Authorities, Taiwo Adeoluwa, made clarifications that the in Wasimi airport was conceived in 2008 by the Federal Authorities as an Airstrip, earlier than the Amosun administration.

He defined that the Federal Authorities, since 2009, made appropriations for the venture, including that “the perimeter fence for the Airport was accomplished in 2010, a 12 months earlier than our assumption of workplace in 2011.”

Amosun concluded that, “the Abeokuta Worldwide Airport venture in Wasimi has come to remain.”

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