Bayelsa state governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has assured that all things being equal, the flight is expected to land at the newly constructed Bayelsa International Cargo Airport in January, 2019.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei quoted the Governor saying that “the newly established Bayelsa International Cargo/Passenger Airport would receive its first flight in January”.
“We have run a very good race by every account. This is the last lap. We have delivered on every sector. Even with the funding constraints, managing a recession, you cannot but say that we have tried.
“We have pushed the state ahead for about 25 years in all the critical sectors. We will drive to Ekeremor this December, and the first flight will land at the Bayelsa Airport in January, 2019.
“We are at the final stages of regulatory approvals. We want to get through with FAAN, NCAA and others next week
” Have we solved all the problems of Bayelsa? No. We have not solved all the problems, but we have made a huge difference.
“Our collective prayer as a government is to finish well and strong. As we move on, there is need for a critical reorganization and this is the first of a series to come. I know your potentials, the contributions that you have made so far.”, the governor assured.