Support airport project, Ebonyi tells protesting communities

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Ebonyi State Government on Tuesday called on the people of Aguogboriga village of Umuoghara in the Ezza North Local Government Area of the state to support the planned location of its international airport project in the community.

It pledged to adequately compensate those that might be displaced from the community as a result of the project.

The project site, it was gathered, would cut across five communities of Amuzu in Ezza South Local Government; and Umuoghara, Umuezeoka, Umuezekoha and another in the Ezza North LGA of the state.

The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, stated this while briefing journalists at the Government House, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

He said, “The state government will compensate those that may be displaced owing to the setting up of the project in their community.

“Some villagers in Umuoghara community in Ezza North LGA, have been protesting since Monday and wrong impressions were given out. We were actually worried because newsmen were there.

“We need to put the record straight. As a matter of fact, the state government under the leadership of the Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, has a plan to develop the state and needed to build an international airport for the state.”

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