While This development is going on the people of UMUERI in Anambra are crying of land grabbing from the state Governor who hails from a neighboring community always enmeshed in communal fights in Anambra State Just last week the women from the area where the airport is situated sang song in mockery of the airport project by Obiano. Singing songs like Obiano onu Kai kai
The airport should be complimented with a river port, disguised as a bonded terminal, so as to circumvent the perceived federal bureaucratic bottlenecks involved in labelling it’s development as such, on the fringes of the Anambra river, a tributary of the iconic river Niger. Besides, an international market and an industrial city etc, should also be located, within the vicinity ,thus, propelling the umueri/otuocha/aguleri axis, into a formidable economic hub in the west sub region and central African sub region
While some argue that the airport is being built by China on the understanding that they will manage it for 25 years, there after revert to Anambra state. Anambra contribution in the project is the provision of land, Others says the airport is build 100% by Anambra state government. China later fail to bring in money.