The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that the proposed N38bn cargo airport for the state is a private initiative being carried out by a consortium.
He wondered where his administration could have secured money to build the airport when he could not pay salaries. Ortom spoke with State House correspondents on Thursday shortly after attending a meeting of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor said, “The cargo airport is purely a private initiative by a consortium. Benue State Government is not going to pay N1. How can I construct an airport when I cannot pay salaries as and when due? There is no need for that.” Read more