The Ebonyi State International Airport has begun flight operations following the successful landing of aircraft at the airport.
Two Air Peace aircraft landed at the airport on Thursday, at 3:45 pm and 4:10 pm respectively.
Governor Dave Umahi could not hide his joy as he expressed gratitude to God for the landing of the aircraft.
He disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved N10bn for the takeoff of the airport, which he named after the President.
He described the airport as the fastest-approved airport in Nigeria.
Former Governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi, said the project will connect the state to the world.
He noted that the state needed an airport contrary to the views of those against such a project.
“Yes, we need an airport. The world of yesterday is not the world of today. We are thankful to God for what has happened to my state,” he stated.
The representative of the Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, Mr Collins described the landing at the airport as historic.
“Coming to Ebonyi is a history I will never forget in my life. We will come and do more flights here,” he stated.