What I Told The President About Ibom Air – Akwa Ibom Governor Opens Up After Meeting Tinubu


Akwa Ibom State Governor Umo Eno has said Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom State-owned airline, is using its profits for expansion when he visited the Presidential Villa on Wednesday to offer well wishes for the new year to President Bola Tinubu.

While addressing the press, Eno reported Ibom Air’s financial self-sufficiency and reinvestment in growth.

The governor said the president asked him to submit a memo on his request and also sought to know about some aviation infrastructure in the state, including the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), a facility for repairs of aircraft which was commissioned last year by the state government at the Victor Attah International Airport

“The President is a businessman. He had to also ask, are we making profits running Ibom Air and I told him the government is completely out of the running of Ibom air.

“Ibom Air is making profit and they are ploughing it back for expansion and the airport facility the second taxiway is on. We have the new terminal, we have the MRO and he was pleased to hear that,” Mr Eno told reporters.

The governor also solicited the president’s support for Ibom Deep Seaport, a project experts said can create over 10,000 job opportunities.


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