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NCAA clears Birnin Kebbi airport for flight operation

07 May 2014, 16:08

Birnin Kebbi - The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the newly constructed N13 billion Birnin Kebbi International Airport is to commence flight operations for light aircraft.

The acting Director-General, Aerodrome of the NCAA, Joyce Nkemakalem, said this when he led a delegation of experts on a final inspection of the facility.

He expressed satisfaction with the facilities and assured that the authority would issue a flight operation clearance for domestic operations later in the month.

Earlier, the Airport Manager, Umaru Mande, explained that conditions for the smooth operation of the airport had been fulfilled in line with civil aviation rules and regulations.

He said 500 workers for all the departments had been employed and were being trained in Lagos for effective airport management.

Gov. Saidu Dakingari, who also inspected the new airport, said he would be part of a night test flight to Abuja from the state capital.

-   NAN

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