The Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha has commended Dana Air for introducing Owerri – Abuja –Owerri flights.

The Governor was reported to have made the commendations on Tuesday after the airline’s inaugural flight from the Sam Mbakwe International Airport Owerri landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Okorocha, who was represented by his Special Adviser, Hon Ikenna Eme, said Dana Air commencing Owerri to Abuja route had brought needed succour to the people of Imo State who have had to pay more for less on the route before now.’

‘’Today we have witnessed development and expansion. We are happy that Dana Air is living up to expectations. The flight was smooth and on-time and this is what we have been asking for on this route. Our people have been paying too much for less on this route and we thank Dana Air for this development.

‘’It is the desire of our visionary Governor, His Excellency, Rochas Okorocha, to make Imo state a hub in the south east and our partnership with Dana Air has increased traffic to our state, because of their convenient fares, quality service and most of all, our people are time-conscious and Dana Air is a time-conscious airline’’, he added

On the introduction of flights from Owerri to Abuja, the Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Mr Obi Mbanuo, explained that providing a smart alternative for the people of Imo State and contributing positively to the economy and development of the state, had been the airline’s desire and the crux of its existing partnership with the Imo State Government, adding that the management is committed to linking Owerri to other parts of Nigeria, as the commercial nerve centre of the South East.’

Meanwhile, the airline has been unveiled as the official airline of the homecoming reception organized by the state government, for the 2018 winner of the Big Brother Naija Reality show, Mr. Miracle Igbokwe, who is from the state and coincidentally, a pilot. He will also be unveiled as Education Ambassador of the state.

As official airline, the airline will fly the winner, his family, friends and fellow house mates to Imo state for the reception scheduled for 3rd and 4th of May.

It would be recalled that in 2017, Dana Air unveiled a multi-million naira sponsorship deal for Heartland Football club of Owerri, to support the 2018 NPFL campaign of the Nazi millionaires and as part of the airline’s contribution to football development in the state.