The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has assured the government of Ogun State that it would enhance the value of the Ogun Agro International Airport at Iperu-ilishan Road in Ikenne Local government area of state.
The Ag. Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, while speaking at the site of the agro airport, on Monday, pledged the service’s commitment to be a responsible neighbour to the government of Ogun state.
Adeniyi who expressed delight at the progress made so far pledged that the service will be a responsible neighbour to the government of Ogun state.
According to him, “We are happy that we are going to be your neighbours, and I can commit to you that we are going to be very responsible neighbours; we are going to operate in a way that will make Ogun state proud.”
The Customs boss also inspected the proposed 100 hectares of Customs Training College; Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Headquarters and Government Warehouse.
He urged the contractors to work within the time frame of the contract period as the project is going to be very strategic to the future of Customs operations.
“As we try to get our process right, as we try to bring innovation, we now need outstanding infrastructural support to drive these operations.”
“We are going to be very strict with the contract period; we cannot afford the airport to take off too far away before we start here, so we want some kind of development to be happening side by side; I believe that our presence here will add value to the airport just like we believe that the airport will also add value to us”.
Speaking earlier, the special adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, highlighted the accessibility of the area and the expected period for completion of Agro International Cargo Airport.
“The target for us to get this project ready is the end of the year. The runway is completely done, the control tower is about 90 per cent, and all the equipment needed is completely procured.”
“In terms of capacity, there is enough room to grow, right now we have a warehouse under construction with a terminal building where you will be able to help us man, so things are taking shape and the governor is really pushing up to get everything done by the end of the year.”