Muhammadu Buhari International Airport, Onueke, Ebonyi State, begins Operations on 27 April, 2023, to a loud and emotional fun fare.
This is the first airport in the state, and it was started and finished by Governor Dave Umahi. Governor Dave Umahi, the incumbent governor, Francis Nwifuru, the governor-elect, and other dignatries, were present at the airport.
Two planes belonging to Air Peace were the first to land on the Airport.
Muhammadu Buhari International Airport, Onueke, Ebonyi State, begins Operations
A writer and government functionary recounts on Facebook that
“Engr Dave Umahi , had two things in mind while he was fighting to become a governor of Ebonyi state.
First, was to change the narrative of the way people think about ndi Abakaliki and secondly was to bring Ebonyi state to the world map and I think he just did that within 8 years in the office.
Dave brought a lot of Ebonyi people , especially Abakaliki and Izzi people home.
Ebonyi people are now proud to be called nwa Abakaliki unlike before.
Dave Umahi may not be a Saint, but is he not from Hell, he is the most working governor in the eastern states within these past 8 years.
Today Ebonyians witnessed the first flight landed in their own land, in the Airport built by their own son.
Air Peace 5N-BXF landed safely at about 03:50pm
Çongratulations Ndi Ebonyi, congratulations Governor Dave Umahi , we are really proud of you in area of Infrastructure, you have made Ebonyi shine.
#ebonyi #governor #easternstates”
Governor Dave Umahi names the airport after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Congratulations to Ebonyi State and people once again!