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Official: Anambra airport begins commercial flights in November

Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri, done by the Anambra State Government.

The Anambra State Government has said that commercial flights would begin at the Anambra State International Passenger and Cargo Airport, Umueri, in November this year.

The Secretary to Anambra State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, disclosed this in Awka yesterday, during the Anambra PFN Day; a celebration of all members of Pentecostal churches in the state, under the auspices of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.

Chukwulobelu said: “In the next two months, the National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria will not have to fly to Anambra through Asaba or Enugu, he will have to fly down to Anambra directly, through the Umueri International Passenger and Cargo Airport.

“This is courtesy of Governor Willie Obiano, and we will be looking forward to receiving him during that visit.

“We are very happy with what the PFN is doing today, and we are happy with the prayers offered so far by Bishop Wale Oke. I heard him offer prayers for Anambra State and the forthcoming election, and we are happy that you people have been supporting us with prayers.

“The governor is very happy about this gathering, and that is why he waived the N2 million payment for this venue and also rescheduled a government function that was to be held here today. The governor also asked that Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, our candidate (All Progressives Grand Alliance) accompany me to this event.”

While praying for the state, the National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Oke, decreed that anyone who would be the next governor of the state must be godly, tolerant of Christians and ready to accommodate God’s people.

“The people of God must feel the impact of governance. No one who is not a believer will be allowed to take governance in Anambra State. The next governor must be a builder, a restorer and a believer.”

Reacting much later, the candidate of APGA, Prof. Soludo said: “I have known Wale Oke from the time I was in government, during the Obasanjo era. He always comes around at the Villa to officiate service then.

“I listened to your prayers that the state will be governed by the faithful and I say Amen to it. I’m one of you. Your prayer that the next governor of Anambra State must be a believer, restorer and a builder is noted, and I want to say that I’m a part of you, and I support the prayer.”

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