The newly launched international airport in Ebonyi State has generated mixed reactions from Nigerians on social media. The airport was built at a cost of N36 billion, with Governor Dave Umahi saying that it would employ over 400 citizens.
It is located in Onueke, Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, and is named after President Muhammadu Buhari. The airport is set to be commissioned next week.
While some Nigerians see the airport as a good development for the state, others have criticized it, citing issues such as the need for an airport in Ebonyi, the architectural design, the colours used, and the cost.
Some Nigerians have also expressed concern over the affordability of air travel for ordinary people in the state, given the level of poverty.
However, some Nigerians have praised the governor for accomplishing what his predecessor couldn’t achieve in eight years. They have called for the infrastructure to be put to good use, despite its perceived flaws.
The airport is one of the few international airports in the country and is expected to boost economic activities in the state.