Posted by Timige, On 7 Nov, 2023 | Updated On 7 Nov, 2023 No Comments »
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has taken over the operations of the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi.
The Managing Director of FAAN, Kabiru Yusuf Mohammed disclosed this to reporters in Bauchi on Tuesday shortly after completing paperwork for the taking over with the Bauchi State Government.
He said Bauchi has done creditably well for constructing a befitting airport of international standards which provides easy access to prospective air passengers from not just the state but the northeast in general.
Over the years, the Airport has been operated in a joint effort between FAAN and Bauchi State Government. However, in May this year, the state agreed to cede the facility to FAAN.
Mohammed said the taking over of the facility will open up tourist sites in the state to international visitors which will also mean a unilateral development for other sectors of the economy of the state.
Speaking, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed who was represented by his Deputy, Auwal Mohammed Jatau said the deal has been completed and the facility is now fully handed over to Federal Government.
He expressed optimism that the handing over of the airport to FAAN will engender more development for the state and the Northeast subregion.
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