POSTED ON THURSDAY, JULY 4TH, 2013
It has been disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded plans to establish an Air Force Base at Bebi Airstrip in Obanliku, Cross River State.The airstrip was established to serve
travellers by air to the northern parts of
the state, and the Obudu Ranch Resort in
The plan to establish an Air Force Base
there followed its certification as one of
the safest air stations in Nigeria by the
Nigeria Airspace Management Agency
(NAMA). Managing Director of NAMA, Nnamdi Udo, who made the disclosure in Calabar while on a courtesy to the Governor, Liyel Imoke, said the plans for the Air Force base stems from the importance and strategic location of Bebi to the state and the country.
Udo said the airstrip is safe for flight,
hence the people should use it,especially
those that intend to visit the Obudu
Ranch Resort. Udo said the Cross River State Government has worked hard and put everything in place to ensure that the aviation authorities certified the airstrip.
He told Imoke to further use his position
to attract airlines to Bebi Airstrip, so that the strip would effectively serve those travelling to the resort.Imoke said NAMA deserved commendation for making the nation’s airspace safer than before, saying the agency has done much to ensure that travelling by air improved tremendously.
Imoke said, “if we do not have an
effective NAMA, we do not have effective air management system because it affects investments, it affects tourism, and it affects the overall airspace and business.”