Sunday 20 January 2013

11 More Airports earmarked for remodelling

Aviation Nigeria

The Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Odua, has said that the second set of 11 airports have been earmarked for re-modelling.

This was stated by the Director, Cargo Development of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Mr Rowland.

Ofubue, who represented the aviation minister made this statement in Jos on Friday while visiting Governor Jonah Jang in Jos.

"The designated airports would receive government attention as soon as the first set of 11 airports currently undergoing remodeling are completed and commissioned by the end of the first quarter of 2013" she said.

Ofubue also noted that for the first time ever, in the history of the industry, 11 airports are undergoing remodeling simultaneously while another set is in the waiting

The Minister said the purpose of her visit to the state was to rub minds with the government on the commencement of Agro-cargo operation from Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, adding that President Goodluck Jonathan was committed to the completion of the agro-cargo terminal.

Governor Jonah Jang who was represented by his deputy Mr Ignatius Longjan, expressed the readiness of the state support the presidents transformation agenda.

Jang re-assured the minister his administration was committed to improve agriculture, and was looking forward to the cooperation with the aviation ministry to complete the agro-cargo terminal.


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