Asaba Airport in Delta State happens to be one of the major conduit pipes of the Emmanuel Uduaghan administration.
The project was initially put at N17bn at the Inception of the administration but this cost was in constant review, till it hit the N144bn mark.
When President Goodluck Jonathan was billed to visit the state, sometime in 2012, another N7bn contract was awarded to “clear the anthills around the runway”, to enable the accommodate the Presidential jet.
But just yesterday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives was compelled to use a private jet, in order to fly into Asaba airport.
“When a correspondent of SaharaReporters reached the speaker, he confirmed that he was in Delta State, explaining that he was in Asaba on his way to Ubulu-Uku to commission a project. Asked why he did not travel on one of the planes in the presidential fleet, the speaker disclosed that he was told that jets in the presidential fleet were not allowed to fly into the airport in Asaba, the Delta State capital, owing to the airport’s unsatisfactory condition.”