Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has spoken on the invasion of Akure airport in Ondo state state by cows.
The incident occurred on Saturday.
He hailed Air Peace pilot for saving the lives of passengers as cows took over the Airport runway.
The Governor via his Twitter handle, recalled that the aircraft could not land for more than 15 minutes.
He tweeted: “Today, while at the Akure Airport to board Air Peace commercial flight to Lagos, I witnessed cows taking over the Airport runway and preventing Aircraft No. 5NBQQ from landing for more than 15 minutes.
“Thanks to Capt Inyang for saving the lives of the passengers.”
Meanwhile, Fayose has stated that the statement by Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, that security agencies failed to respond to the alert given them to prevent the massacre of people in Zamfara has vindicated his stance that no extra $1billion was needed to be deducted from the Excess Crude Account to fight insurgency.
Fayose insisted that funds being spent on security seemed not well used, as instead of insecurity being curtailed, the nation was unfortunately witnessing more killings on a daily basis.