• June 18, 2021

Bayelsa, Ibom Air Commence Partnership Negotiation On Commercial Flights


=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === The Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom State Governments are in talks for a partnership arrangement on the use of Ibom Air to kickoff commercial flight operations at the latter’s international airport.

According to the leader of the Bayelsa delegation to the negotiation in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the choice of Ibom Air was informed by proximity and good bilateral relations between the two states, adding that Akwa Ibom State had proved itself a dependable neighbour to Bayelsa in so many ways over the years, which must be reciprocated “in the spirit of give and take”.

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Speaking further, the Deputy Governor, expressed optimism that the partnership deal would soon be sealed for the airline to commence flights to and from Bayelsa, Lagos and Abuja, describing the two routes as the highest in traffic for the people of the state, assuring Bayelsans and the public of the present administration’s commitment to ensure smooth operations at the state airport, which is adjudged to be one of the best in the country by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Senator Ewhrudjakpo was accompanied by the state attorney general and commissioner for justice, Biriyai Dambo,  (SAN), commissioner for finance, Mr Maxwell Ebibai, commissioner for trade, industry and investment, Hon Federal Otokito, and their transport counterpart, Hon Grace Ayakpo Ekiotenne, the deputy chief of staff, deputy governor’s office, Mr Tesufa Alex Dumbo and the manager of the Bayelsa International Airport, Mrs Elizabeth Akpama.


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