On Saturday, Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State opened the construction of a N38 billion cargo airport at Dauda in Guma Local Government Area of Benue state.
He said that the project would provide a platform for quick evacuation of farm produce from the state to markets abroad.
Gov. Samuel Ortom said:
“This project, when completed, will serve as a direct connection to the world’s economic powers and provide opportunity for the international community to have direct and easy access to our local produce.
“We are partnering Cargopolis Development Consortium (CDC) to build this airport because the Nigerian Air Force have refused to share their Makurdi terminal with us for the construction of a cargo wing.
“The flagging off of this project has put shame on the faces of the opposition elements in the state who have chosen to see nothing good in the APC-led administration in the state.”