Executive Governor of Imo State, Rochas Owelle Okorocha has explained that his State is not experiencing recession just as the Imo Air makes its first official trip.
Speaking after landing in Owerri aboard the Lagos-Imo flight operated by Imo Air, Okorocha said that it has been his dream to position the State on the lane of prosperity, development and growth.
The aircraft landed at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri. The Governor promised that four other aircraft will soon be added to the fleet of the State owned airline.
He said with the State’s ability to pay all its arrears of salaries and pensions up till December 2016, going into airline business was a good decision.
The Imo Air which is yet to get a licence is currently been operated by Dana Air, which is in partnership with the State for a period of 10 years.
It will be recalled that earlier this year, pensioners in the State were made to part with a certain percentage of their respective pensions as the State Government was only ready to pay them less than their accrued benefits.
This situation was tagged the reality the State had to abide with considering the recession hitting the nation.