Sunday 14 July 2013

Ilorin Airport Manager decries Airport land encroachment

Aviation Nigeria

Manager of the Ilorin Airport, Mr Usman Saka, Manager has appealed to the Kwara State government to prevail on 'native' land owners to stop encroaching into the airport's land.

Saka said that some portions of land belonging to the airport had been sold to people by the natives on grounds who hold the allotted 2,248 hectares of land was too large for the airport.

"There is encroachment on our land by the Magajis, whom the Federal Government had compensated when their land were acquired.

"The present secretariat of Ilorin West Local Government is built on the airport's land and we have reported the matter to appropriate quarters."

He said that the encroachment could be disastrous in the event of an air crash. He also appealed to land excavators to desist from collecting sand on its land.

Source: NAN


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