Buhari okays FG take over of Gombe Airport

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the takeover of the Gombe State Airport by the Federal Government.

This was confirmed to State House correspondents on Friday by Gombe State governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, after meeting with President Buhari in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governor said the planned takeover of the airport would be in the best interest of the facility as it would ensure the availability of the needed funding for its maintenance throughout its lifespan.

Remember that in June, officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) inspected facilities at the Gombe International Airport and certified it for the airlift of Muslim pilgrims in the state to Saudi Arabia.

Yahaya said “The most important development is the takeover of the Gombe Airport by the federal government, which Mr. President has approved.

“Already, the Nigerian Air Force is building an Air Force Base in the airport premises and with the takeover, it means there will be more facilities and management, especially since the airports are under the exclusive list of the constitution.

“It means there will be more resources and there’ll be proper management and we shall see to the fact that it is expanded so that economic activities will be enhanced because of the presence of the airport, it has other facilities that will enhance business activities around,” he said.



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