Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi had announced plans to build an airport in the state.
However, criticisms have trailed this decision by Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress(APC), who took over from former governor, Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), last year.
According to a lot of critics, an airport is hr last thing, the state needs — And a waste of already scares resources.
Take a look at some Kayode
@CACCOT1 I just saw a trend now that our Ekiti state wants to build an airport. O ma se o! I thought @kfayemi Is highly educated. Common sense should simply tell him to partner with FG to build a railway from Akure to Ado&be using Akure airport. Who we offend for Ekiti sef?
— Kindly Follow Back (@kayfem10) May 13, 2019
Ekiti Airport? Needless.
Even Akure Airport needs to be shut down, a lot of airports across Nigeria are vanity projects.
We either close Ibadan and leave Akure or close Akure and leave Ibadan. Not sustainable. Focus on South West road networks to link Oodua States. https://t.co/AAeV7gl4mV
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) May 13, 2019
Ekiti doesnt need to build any Airport,
What the use of Airport that doesnt contribute to the Economy of the state, Akure has Airport which is like 1hr to Ekiti state.
I think @kfayemi better look into a better investment, create Economic clusters, improve the Tourist centers
— G. Speed 🎖 (@Ol_Timi) May 14, 2019
"Ekiti needs an airport so investors can come for meetings"..
So if you were an investor, you would overlook lack of excellent road and rail network that would actually help make your investment PROFITABLE and invest because you were able to take a direct flight to Ekiti?
— My Echo-Chamber Na 5Storey Building With Full AC. (@EuginhoCortez) May 14, 2019
I lived a full long year in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state. Any attempt at building an airport is a lame idea, waste of extremely scarce resources.
Honestly you don't need to be Harvard certificated to know that this takes the cake when it comes to lame elitist ideas.
— adeyeye adebola (@missdeyeye) May 14, 2019
What is the essence or financial advantage of constructing airport in Ekiti State? Tourism is zero, no developed historical sites, no modern development worthy of flying to see, no business except ministries, nothing to fly for and Fayemi want to construct one!
— Opeyemi Babalola (@CACCOT1) May 14, 2019