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"OAU To Build Own Airport Soon," Says VC   

OAU proposes its own airport.     

Funsho Akinwale

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on Monday, revealed plans to build an airport within the campus of the institution soon.

Prof. Eyitope, the Vice Chancellor of the university, made the proposal during the 2019 Faculty of Technology International Conference, which held at OAU ICT Park.

He said that the airport would serve as training ground for the planned aeronautic programme of the university.

“We believe that the future of travel globally is in the air.

“It is in view of this that we are starting an aeronautic programme.

"As part of this, we will be having our own airport.

“We have over 11,000 hectares of land, with which we hope to achieve our objective and we have developed a proposal for the airport.

“We will be taking it up with the authorities to ensure that we do not only have the aeronautic programme here, but also build an airport that will serve that purpose.

“We want to make OAU the hub of aeronautic studies in Nigeria.

“Currently, no federal university in the country offers a programme in aeronautic studies.

“We believe that with OAU taking up this challenge, we can go places with it,” Eyitope stated.