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Published On: Thu, Jun 12th, 2014

Lamido vows to set record over 13-month old airport

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CBN governor now Kano EmirFrom Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse

Jigawa state  governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido has vowed to put in place all the necessary equipment that would not only make the state airport world class but also beat a record time of 13 months.

The governor said this yesterday while receiving the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authourity (NCAA) in his office after they inspected the Dutse airport.

Lamido also gave a marching order that the five shortfalls facing the airport should be completed within the stipulated time of six weeks said the government had invested a huge sum of money to allow for any shortfall to hinder the progress of the airport.

Lamido also assured that this year’s hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia would be airlifted from the Dutse airport.

Earlier, the Director Aerodynamics Airspace standard Mr. Nkemakolam Daniel said they were in the state to audit the airport operation.

He said the government had made investments that made the airport stand out as one of the best in the country warned that certain measures must be taken to actualise a full pledged functional airport.

He said additional works on the inner and outer perimeter fencing together with road network that would facilitate monitoring of the fences should be done within six weeks.

He also advised the government to sign an MOU with Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Metrological Agency, to serve as staff of the airport pending the time the government made provision for its manpower.

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