Emmanuel announces plan for 10 additional aircraft for Ibom Air

Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel has announced plan to sign a fresh agreement for additional ten A220-300 series aircraft to the fleet of the state owned airline, Ibom Air.

The governor gave the indication Saturday while speaking at an event to mark the 85th birthday of the Paramount Ruler of Eket Local Government Area, Obong Etim Daniel Abia, in his palace.

“The only reason I won’t be at the banquet is that as I’m leaving here, we’re signing  fresh agreements that will give us ten brand new A220-300 Air Buses, so that even when I leave office, it will remain as an ensuring legacy” Emmanuel said.

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The governor also pledged to ensure that quality is not compromised in the Eket stadium project, international market project, roads and other development programmes in the area.

While promising that his administration would complete all the projects it stated in the area, Emmanuel however lamented that COVID-19 pandemic and climate change have impacted on the space of work.

“People have said a lot of things about developments and projects. Your Majesty, we have had major challenges in the past two years that we never envisaged in governance,” he said.

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