By Paul Efiong
The people of Amassoma community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have expressed joy over the ongoing international airport project sited in their community.
While commending Governor Henry Seriake Dickson for envisioning the airport, they said it would provide gainful employment to Bayelsans, accelerate economic prosperity, promote peace and stability of the state and the region.
The airport is billed for completion in August this year.
According to a press statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo, the community leaders spoke at the airport on Friday after a facility tour of the airport project.
The tour was led by the Ebenanaowei of Ogboin Clan, King Oweipa Jones Ene, who described the siting of the project in Amassoma community as phenomenal and heartwarming!
King Jones-Ere also called on the Federal Government to fulfill its part of the contractual obligation towards the airport project, assuring the state government of the people’s commitment to protect the project.
Also in her remarks, a Commissioner in the Assembly Service Commission, Aperetari Ogugu, commended Governor Dickson for establishing the project in Amassoma and assured him that the people would always rally round his restoration government.