OAU to build own airport

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Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on Monday unveiled its plan to build an airport within the campus of the institution soon.

The university Vice-Chancellor, Prof Eyitope, made this known at the 2019 Faculty of Technology International Conference, held at OAU ICT Park.

His word, “We believe that the future of travel globally is in the air. It is in view of this that we are starting an aeronautic programme. As part of this, we will be having our own airport.

“We have over 11,000 hectares of land, with which we hope to achieve our objective and we have developed a proposal for the airport. We will be taking it up with the authorities to ensure that we do not only have the aeronautic programme here, but also build an airport that will serve that purpose.”

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