Govt. promises to fix Kaduna airport, decries decrepit aerodrome facilities

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo has promised the governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani to improve the facilities of the Kaduna Airport.

The Minister made this known in his office during the Governor’s visit on Friday.

Sani who was a visitor in the Minister’s office expressed concerns over the decrepit state of the Kaduna Airport, describing the facility as an eyesore and the inability of aircraft to land at the moment.

Sani and Keyamo

“This is why I had to make this trip to your office so that we can know what to do.”

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The governor explained the current situation of the airport noting that because of the lack of flight operations, Kano or Zaria aerodromes have become alternatives for the people of Kaduna State.

“Right now, I have spoken to Air Peace and United Airlines on the possibility of resuming flight operations at the airport but we found out there’s a need to upgrade and improve some of the facilities for effective aeronautical services.”

The Minister promised to expedite action on the improvement of the Kaduna airport facilities.

“Coincidentally, I am planning a visit to one of my agencies in Zaria soon, the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology-NCAT, and now, as a matter of urgency, I have to factor, in the inspection of the Kaduna airport in the journey”.

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“It is very important that we make the Kaduna Airport fully operational because it is a good alternative to the Abuja airport should anything happen; so I am promising you that. I will give it priority in weeks to come”, the Minister said.

Wole Shadare