Okowa’s aide lauds Asaba airport contractors for quality work

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State

The management of the new contractors handling the upgrade of Asaba International Airport runway, Setraco Nigeria, has been lauded for the quality of work done within a short period of time.

The commendation came from the Executive Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Communications, Dr Fred Oghenesivbe in a statement issued on Saturday in Delta.

He disclosed that the ongoing speed of work at the airport was a proof of the corporate integrity so far exhibited by Setraco Nigeria; as against the wishy-washy display of the previous contractor.

Oghenesivbe posited that the previous contractor disappointed the government and people of Delta State, even though the state government fulfilled its part of the contractual obligations.

“When we say that the previous consultant is an irresponsible corporate entity, it is meant that it lacked reputation and ability to deliver on several promises made after deliberately undermining the timeframe stipulated and as contained in the legal documents perfected by both parties.

“Setraco, the new contractors as a responsible corporate citizen, has shown reasonable signs that it will deliver as agreed in July 2018; astride the previous contractor could not achieve in nearly three years.

“We must, as a people and government, appreciate the management of Setraco Nigeria for taking proactive steps to deliver on the promise,” he noted.

Oghenesivbe further assured that once the upgrade is completed in July, Asaba Airport will bounce back to reclaim her enviable status as one of the busiest and economically viable hubs in Nigeria.

He further disclosed that large aircrafts operated by Air Peace, Arik Air, Aero Contractors and other domestic airlines shall commence scheduled commercial flights in and out of Asaba Airport after re-certification by the federal regulatory agencies.

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