President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the federal government’s “takeover” of the Gombe State Airport.
FG Takes Over Gombe Airport
The state governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya disclosed this Friday while briefing State House reporters after a meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Inuwa said the move would ensure the availability of funds to maintain the facility throughout the lifespan of its operation.
According to the governor, “the most important development is the takeover of the Gombe Airport by the federal government, which Mr. President has approved.
“Already, the Nigerian Air Force is building an Air Force base in the airport premises and with the takeover, it means there will be more facilities and management, especially since the airports are under the exclusive lease of the constitution.
“It means there will be more resources and there will be proper management. And we shall see to the fact that it is expanded, so that economic activity will be enhanced because of the presence of the airport, it has other facilities that will enhance business activities around.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 30-year-old man, Ahmad Sagir died on Sunday after falling from a moving car in the convoy of Governor Muhammad Inuwa.