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Jigawa Airport on course for completion

03 December 2013, 17:18Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, expressed satisfaction at the progress made at the Jigawa Airport, which is under construction.

The Minister said the Federal government would do everything within its powers to support what she called a laudable project of the Sule Lamido administration.

“The Jigawa airport projected when completed would tremendously boost the economy of the state and its environs,” she said after inspecting the facility.

She said the Perishable Cargo terminal the government was building at the facility would enhance the commercial agriculture viability in the area.

She said the airport has the potential to become the “Perishable Cargo hub” in the region, adding that this would greatly enhance the income of farmers in the area who would have ready international markets for their produce.

She added that the government was proud of the milestones already achieved by governor Lamido in about 8 months since the commencement of the project.

Oduah expressed hope that the airport would commence full operations during the first quarter of 2014.

In his remarks, Lamido expressed happiness with the support his government had received from the federal administration for the project.

He also expressed confidence that the airport would be completed by the end of January next year.

He said the airport would boost the economy of the state.

– CAJ News


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