Monday 26 November 2012

Yakubu Gowon Airport Jos, designated as perishable goods Cargo Terminal.

Sky Watch Nigeria.

The Federal Government has selected the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos as a cargo terminal for the export of perishable goods.

This disclosure was made by the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Yakubu Datti on Sunday 25 November 2012  while inspecting the ongoing renovation and remodelling at the airport.

The Yakubu Gowon Airport is among the 11 airport projects currently in their first stage of the 22 airports to undergo re-modelling nationwide.

Mr Datti explained that the designation of the airport as a cargo terminal was part of the aviation master plan to ensure that perishable goods were exported directly overseas, so as to boost the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

In addition, Datti added that there were higher expectations of a boost in the sector which are all to follow the recent removal of duties on spare parts, remodelling, and re-construction works on airports in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano.

According to Datti, a provision is also being considered for alternative cashflow through exportation of products beyond subsistence agriculture, adding that countries like Israel make millions of dollars from exporting rose flowers every year.


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