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FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by moyems(m): 6:32pm On Mar 05, 2018
*FG approves upgrade of Benin Airport to Int’l standard with cargo terminal*

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has said that the Federal Government has approved the upgrade of the Benin Airport to international standard with a cargo terminal.

The minister disclosed this during his courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State, on Monday.

Sirika said the approval was due to the fact the Benin Airport is one of the oldest airports in Nigeria and that the zone needs a standard international airport to serve its growing economic interests.

He added that the airport will be fitted with necessary facilities within 12-months, as part of the plans to upgrade it to an international standard.

He said that “Plans have been concluded to upgrade landing system with adequate radio equipment that will enable the Airport handle both day and night operations, even in adverse weather conditions.

“There are plans to also extend the runway at the Benin Airport to enable it handle high volume of traffic with capacity to accommodate cargo planes.”

Sirika further said, “Aviation connects businesses, trade, cultures, nations and people. With a standard airport in place, it becomes easy to achieve economic growth and development. We will work with Edo State Government to ensure that within the next 12 months, Benin Airport will become an International Standard Airport with all the necessary aviation equipment in place.”

Governor Obaseki expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for the effort to make the Benin Airport an International Airport, noting, “This is the most astonishing news I have heard as a governor this year.”

He said the federal government has shown commitment to support efforts to industrialise the state.

According to him, “Our hope is that all the economic activities that will be generated from this critical investment will drive commence across the state and the country”.

He said his administration has taken giant stride to establish Benin Industrial Park, Gelegele Sea Port and other laudable investments.

“The effort this administration has made since assuming office is gradually paying off with the assurance coming from the Minister that in a couple of months, work will commence in Benin Airport to upgrade it to international standard," Obaseki said.

He added, “This administration is working hard to transform Edo State to an economic hub. What is missing is rail transport linking the state with other parts of the country. The upgrade of the Benin Airport to international standard will complement our strategic geographical location."


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R-L: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; the Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Alh. Sabiu Zakari; and Managing Director, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, during the minister’s courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House in Benin City, on Monday, March 5, 2018.

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by Blue3k(m): 3:46am On Mar 06, 2018
Sounds like a plan. Edo is coming up pretty fast. Indudtrial park has support from likes if Dangote. I just wonder if they'll add it to list of concessions airports after the upgrades.

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by chigoizie7(m): 6:49am On Mar 06, 2018
Okwa odi very close to Onitsha?

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by King4Roller: 6:49am On Mar 06, 2018
Benin don dey use plane?

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by Mogidi: 6:49am On Mar 06, 2018
We will work with Edo State Government to ensure that within the next 12 months, Benin Airport will become an International Standard Airport with all the necessary aviation equipment in place.”
Another election gimmick, we are not foools, you know.

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by campusflavour: 6:50am On Mar 06, 2018
Wow work has commenced serious, I wish they will do alot of work this time before 2019, and also reduce fuel price and pay more salary, give more contracts and put more money in circulation, with increased electric power supply and also boost security. , these are my dreams for Nigeria now

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by aluma(m): 6:51am On Mar 06, 2018
That's nice
Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by life2017(m): 6:51am On Mar 06, 2018
King4Roller:
Benin don dey use plane?
no, dem still dey fly with groundnut!
bad belle people. instead of you to respond positively to good news.

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by UAE123(m): 6:52am On Mar 06, 2018
When you have a visionary leader as the governor of a state, things termed to move in the positive direction and the people/citizens are to benefit the most with jobs opportunities.

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by BUHARImyDOG: 6:52am On Mar 06, 2018
we will we will we will soon government

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by new2012: 6:52am On Mar 06, 2018
WTF is wrong with this government? Do they travel elsewhere and see airport? Existing airports in abj and lagos looks like child play when compared to those elsewhere, no local carrier.

Misplaced priorities

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by jimoholuyemi3(m): 6:52am On Mar 06, 2018
Whaoooo

Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by fakuta(f): 6:52am On Mar 06, 2018
nice from FG. but that cannot stop me from voting out PMB

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by smokedfish: 6:53am On Mar 06, 2018
King4Roller:
Benin don dey use plane?
epp me ask dem o...i think say dem get dia own natural airline

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by IamAirforce1: 6:54am On Mar 06, 2018
Very good
Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by Nyroo: 6:55am On Mar 06, 2018
Nice

Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by IamaNigerianGuy(m): 6:56am On Mar 06, 2018
fakuta:
nice from FG. but that cannot stop me from voting out PMB

Adamawa person wants to vote out a northern president ?

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by bekpo(m): 6:56am On Mar 06, 2018
Good development, may God bless Buhari.
Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by efighter: 6:56am On Mar 06, 2018
chigoizie7:
Okwa odi very close to Onitsha?

It's not. Lagos is one hour drive to Ibadan, yet Lagos and Ibadan have standard airports. Benin is more than two hours drive to Onitsha, so Benin and Onitsha both deserve standard airports. If you don't like others to progress, then kindly carry your Onitsha on your head and move it to Cameroon.

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by Atouke: 6:59am On Mar 06, 2018
Nice hope they deliver,let it not be another election gimmick.
Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by freak33: 6:59am On Mar 06, 2018
Edo is moving forward thanks to oshiomhole and Obaseki

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by lexy070(m): 6:59am On Mar 06, 2018
The only thing politicians in Nigeria are good is sitting at the round table and telling us about projects. They still never finish rail lines around the country. Do the f*ucking project and show us the completed projects not the round table meeting

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by Ellabae(f): 6:59am On Mar 06, 2018
Good development for us

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by efighter: 7:00am On Mar 06, 2018
fakuta:
nice from FG. but that cannot stop me from voting out PMB

Your vote is not needed. Almajaris in the North including imported ones from Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Mali e.t.c will vote in Buhari. Even INEC will be shocked because Buhari's vote alone will be more than the total registered voters in the country. You can then drink snipper with Atikuchukwu and Secondus.

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by jasibor(m): 7:02am On Mar 06, 2018
I'm wowed by this awesome development...Make Edo Great Again (MEGA).... In 12months we'll come visiting with Fly Emirate soft landing right in my Modern City of Benin... Kudos to the FG, God bless Edo State, God bless Nigeria...this one sweet me

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by maberry(m): 7:03am On Mar 06, 2018
efighter:


Your vote is not needed. Almajaris in the North including imported ones from Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Mali e.t.c will vote in Buhari. Even INEC will be shocked because Buhari's vote alone will be more than the total registered voters in the country. You can then drink snipper with Atikuchukwu and Secondus.
Your Monicker should be eZOMBIE
Zombie in capital letters

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by efighter: 7:04am On Mar 06, 2018
campusflavour:
Wow work has commenced serious, I wish they will do alot of work this time before 2019, and also reduce fuel price and pay more salary, give more contracts and put more money in circulation, with increased electric power supply and also boost security. , these are my dreams for Nigeria now

Patriotic Nigerians like this poster want a better country and do not care whether the President is Fulani or Itshekiri.

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Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by sotall(m): 7:06am On Mar 06, 2018
Good one. At least my brothers and sister won't need stop over at Muritala anymore
Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by lexy2014: 7:07am On Mar 06, 2018
Blue3k:
[b]Sounds like a plan. [/b]Edo is coming up pretty fast. Indudtrial park has support from likes if Dangote. I just wonder if they'll add it to list of concessions airports after the upgrades.

Front Page: Lalasticlala mynd44
isn't that what we do in Nigeria, plan?we are always planning.
Re: FG Approves Upgrade Of Benin Airport To Int’l Standard With Cargo Terminal by MASTERMIND04(m): 7:10am On Mar 06, 2018
King4Roller:
Benin don dey use plane?
Lol
Baddest

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