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ARTSI throws weight behind Lagos State Government decision to build an airport in Lekki

……..appeals to NCAA, aviation ministry to support and give necessary approvals

Aviation experts under the aegis of Aviation RoundTable Safety Initiative, ARSTI, has thrown its weight behind the decision of the Lagos State Government to build an airport in the Lekki axis to cater to the bourgeoning population and businesses around the Lekki industrial layout. 

Spokesman for the body in a statement, Mr. Olu Uhunayo says, despite prior promises and the potentials including the extensive plans for the development of the area over the years, the project never took off and the Lekki corridor continued to expand, creating congestion, logistic and traffic chaos,  impacting the economic and business opportunities in the area.

According to him, for the benefits to  Lagos, the body advocate a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and urged the regulator, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA and the Federal Ministry of Aviation, to give the necessary support and approvals for this project.

He said, the body also wants all on the relevant agencies and tiers of government, to as a matter of urgency,  commence with the repair of the Cenotaphs erected to honour the  fallen air passengers at Lisa, Epe and Ejigbo.

Mr. Uhunayo states that, these sites serve as a memorial of the dark history of the industry and to honour to the fallen citizens, adding that, roads leading to these sites should  be fixed for accessibility.

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