Tuesday 5 March 2013

Calabar Airport designated for Agro-Perishable cargo terminal

Aviation Nigeria

The Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, in Cross River State has been designated as one of the nation’s Agro-Perishable cargo airport in the country in line with the Aviation Ministers Cargo Perishable Initiative.

The Director Cargo Development, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Roland Ofule, disclosed this to the Acting governor of the state during a courtesy call at the governor’s office in Calabar.

Mr Ofule remarked that over the years, local farmers face the challenge of access to markets, reasoning that the initiative will allay their fears and encourage them to be more productive thereby boosting the economy of the state and nation at large and stressed on the need for farmers to be properly educated on this initiative.

The Acting governor of Cross River, Mr. Efiok Cobham appreciative of the choice of Calabar Airport for driving the Federal Governments transformation agenda.

He contended that, this would enable aircraft with bigger tonnage ply the airport without hitch as well as enable the airport function optimally to meet up its new status as a cargo airport.

At some farms, to find out farmers view about the initiative, it came to them as a surprise, after much explanations, it was glaring that they can’t wait to have all their farm produce especially the perishable ones being sold right there in their farms after cultivation.


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