IsinThe Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo has said that the Gateway Agro Cargo International Airport will enhance economic growth and development nationwide.
He said this on Thursday, February 23 during the first flight that took place on the just constructed Gateway Agro Cargo International Airport in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The Gateway Agro Cargo International airport is reported to be one of Nigeria’s best airports. It is a category 4E airport and can accommodate an Airbus A380, a Boeing 777, and a Boeing 747.
Nairametrics on Friday reported that Prof. Osinbajo mentioned in an emailed statement that the construction and development of infrastructures like the newly commissioned airport will provide job opportunities and promote economic growth for Nigerians.
The email partly reads, “In a few months, Kajola dry port will also be operational. I am confident that this airport will transform the entire Southwest region, and serve as a catalyst for economic growth and development in our nation and sub-region.”
“This is how we build a modern, prosperous future for all Nigerians. I have no doubt that the culture of innovation and progress that the Gateway Agro Cargo International Airport has already brought will continue to motivate the people of Ogun State even more,” he said.
Nairametrics reported that In addition to Nigeria’s involvement in the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, Osinbajo stressed the importance of the Agro Cargo Airport and Kajola Dry Port projects in the operationalization of the Special Agricultural Processing Zones.
He claimed that the airport will provide service to the Special Agricultural Processing Zones that the African Development Bank had assisted to establish.
The airport, in his opinion, is also a crucial tool in Nigeria’s preparation for full engagement as a significant participant in the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement.