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Eno lauds Ibom Air over fleet expansion, service delivery

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has lauded Ibom Air over its fleet expansion and excellent service delivery as the airline marked five years of operations.

Governor Eno described Ibom Air is a celebration of excellence and redefinition of service delivery in the aviation sector.

In his remarks at an event to mark the airline’s anniversary in Uyo, Governor Eno said at five, “we want to congratulate you on conquering the market.”

Describing Ibom Air as Akwa Ibom State’s pride, Governor Eno paid glowing tribute to his predecessor, Udom Emmanuel, for conceiving the vision of the airline and audaciously pushing it through, together with other laudable projects in the state to actualization.

The governor maintained that Ibom Air had recorded laudable milestones within its five years, and described the theme of the event, “Celebrating the Journey and the Milestone,” as apt.

He said, ” I am sure in the years to come, Akwa Ibom will remember that a governor came and took some giant steps that launched our state on the path of industrialization, and that is what we celebrate today. So we pay glowing tribute to Deacon Udom Emmanuel who started and took on the vision.”

He also commended the resolve and ingenuity of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Ibom Air, Mfon Udom, and his team for the continuous expansion of the airline, maintaining high standards in its operations and making an indelible mark in service delivery in the aviation industry.

The governor congratulated the management and staff for sustaining the momentum of operation and ensuring excellent service delivery for five uninterrupted years, while challenging them to do more to keep the state’s flag flying.

“On behalf of the government and people of Akwa Ibom State, I warmly and whole heartedly congratulate Ibom Air at five; scaling the hurdles and celebrating five years of excellence in the sky, redefining service delivery and winning awards across the sector.

“It has been a spectacular journey and you have helped put Akwa Ibom on the global map.

“We want to congratulate your doggedness. We want to congratulate your result-oriented efforts and strategic moves.

He announced that the state government would soon take delivery of another of the ten A22 aircrafts that were purchased for the airline, adding that his administration would strive to ensure delivery of as many more as possible within its first term in office.

In his anniversary speech, Ibom Air’s MD/CEO, Mfon Udom, said in his fifty years of operations in the aviation industry, the last five years, with Ibom Air, has been the most celebrated, affirming that the airline which started with a 5-man team had grown to boast of a 656-man staff strength among several other economic value it has added to the state.

Udom said with the smart terminal building at the Victor Attah International Airport set for operation, Ibom Air intends to sustain and reciprocate the goodwill and support it has enjoyed from Akwa Ibom people and Nigerians in its first five foundational years with expansions to cover critical West and North African destinations, with ease of domestic and international flights interface.

Highpoint of the celebration was the proposal of a toast to the “milestone of audacity, faith, limitless possibilities, anti-fragility and resilience” by chairman of the airline, Imo-Abasi Jacob.

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