BIRNIN KEBBI – President Goodluck Jonathan will pay a one-day visit to Kebbi State on Nov. 25 to commission the new N14 billion Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport.
Alhaji Abubakar Mua’zu, the Press Secretary to Gov. Sa’idu Dakingari stated this in statement he issued on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi.
He said that the state government had already commenced preparations for the one day visit.
Mua’zu said that the construction of an international airport would boost the social, economic and tourism potentials of the state.
He said that it would also attract investors, provide employment and generate revenue.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the renovation and decoration of major government structures as well as the road leading to the new airport located in Ambursa had also commenced.
NAN recalls that the airport handled the airlift of the 2014 state Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia even as commercial and private airlines are already using the facility for domestic operations.
A cross section of residents of the state commended the government for the project.
They, however, called for proper maintenance to be strictly adhered to in line with global standards to avoid waste. (NAN)