Dickson builds legacy in Cargo Airport project after FG pulls out from funding – BYSG
The Bayelsa State Government has stated in clear terms that the state cargo airport which is slated for taking off in August is Governor Dickson’s legacy project and that the Federal Government pulled out from the initial counterpart funding. The Government reiterated that the project is fully funded by the Dickson administration, stressing that Federal Government failed to meet up their part of the bargain.
The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, stated this recently in an interview after an inspection tour of the airport facility.
According to the government spokesman: “the airport is fully funded by the state after the Federal Government pulled out from an earlier agreement which would have seen it provide counterpart funds for the construction of the terminal building, control tower, hangar and fire bay.
“The airport is a testament of the commitment and dedication of the restoration government of the governor to open up this state and show to the world our huge potential.
“This is the heart of the Niger Delta, this is the Jerusalem of the Ijaw nation and this airport will give us a new narrative. I want our people to know that this is not politics, it is development, and we have often said we don’t play politics with development.
“This airport will be used by both People’s Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress members, so nobody should politicise this project,’’ he said.