A few years after the Nigeria-Biafra War, Imo state citizens decided they needed an airport. They approached the Federal Government but it refused to build one.
So, what did the Imo State citizens do? They contributed money until they had enough to build one. And yes, they built it.
See a list of contributors to that most Igbo of projects, thanks to Sam Hart for bringing this to our notice. Thanks to De Sam Mbakwe for that initiative. Igbo g’adi. #ResourcefulEquianoism.
Major Donors to the fundraising for the construction of the Imo Airport in 1983. Arguably the only airport in Nigeria built with the contribution of the citizens of the State. (More insight and rebuttal with facts welcome).
— Sam Hart (@hartng) July 5, 2020