He reiterated his commitment to upgrade the Ibadan Airport, saying that plans were in top gear to extend the runway from the current 2.7 kilometres to 3.3 kilometres to enable bigger aircrafts to land.
Makinde said that his administration would continue to expand the footprints of the Nigerian Air Force in the state.
“We are excited that we are expanding the footprint of the Nigerian Air Force here with the planned Air Force Base which we have donated land for.
“Whenever the Chief of Air Staff is ready, we are ready to do the groundbreaking.
“All the roads leading to the Airport have been awarded and we are just waiting for the contractors to mobilise to sites,” the governor stated.
Earlier, Ohwo who led other Air Force officers on the courtesy visit, assured the governor that the Air Force would be willing and ready to contribute its quota to ensure that South-West, specifically Oyo State, is safe.
He appreciated the governor for supporting Air Force, in the donations of a piece of land for the Air Force Base, new school building, transformer and other equipment. (NAN)