Buhari Approves FG’s Takeover Of Gombe Airport
HOTPEN – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the takeover of the Gombe State Airport by the Federal Government.
Gombe State Governor Muhammad Yahaya disclosed on Friday while addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the President.
Yahaya said that the move would ensure the availability of funds to maintain the facility throughout the lifespan of its operation.
Recalls that officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) inspected facilities at the Gombe International Airport recently and certified it for the airlift of Muslim pilgrims in the State to Saudi Arabia, in June.
The governor added that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is building an Air Force base on the airport premises while additional facilities are expected to enhance management and business activities.
He also noted that the political developments in Gombe formed part of the issues discussed with the President.
He insisted that the Gombe State Investment Summit will be held in the first week of October.
According to him, the summit, would attract investors and ultimately increase the internally generated revenue of the northeastern state in the wake of the 13-year insurgency that ravaged the region.