NCAA Backs Sagamu Cargo Airport, Disowns Wasimi

The controversy surrounding the establishment of two cargo airports in Ogun State was laid to rest on Tuesday when the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, told the Senate that necessary approval was granted to the one in Sagamu.

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A former governor of the State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, was routing for the Wasimi Cargo airport while the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration in the state is interested in that of Sagamu.

However, when the Director General of the NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation on Tuesday, he said his agency had no record of the Wasimi airport.

The NCAA boss said the agency had no file about a Cargo Airport currently being constructed in Wasimi, Ogun State which about N2bn was said to have been approved for its take off in the 2021 budget.

Nuhu said that NCAA only had record of the Sagamu Cargo Airport.

When asked whether NCAA had any record giving approval for the establishment of Wasimi Cargo Airport, Nuhu said, “I asked and I was told that there is no such document with NCAA.”

The NCAA DG however admitted that he knew of no law that forbids a state from operating two cargo airports.