19 January 2013

Nigeria: Aviation Ministry to Enforce Standard in Kebbi Airport Project

The Federal Ministry of Aviation has said that it would not compromise standards in the ongoing upgrade of the Kebbi State air strip.

A deputy director in the ministry, Engr. Anogbami Clement, made this public in Birnin Kebbi when he led an inspection team to the airport.

He said the team was in the state at the request of the state government to look at the project work and make necessary recommendation to the state.

"I want you to know that everything is going to be in accordance with standard and recommended practice, and the ministry is ready to support the state to make sure that the project is a reality, " Clement said.

Earlier in his statement, the Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Bello Muhammadu Tugga, said the recommendation of the team would enable the ministry know how far the project had gone and correct any lapses, promising to adhere strictly to the recommendation of the Ministry of Aviation.

Tugga said that when completed, the project would improve the socio-economic status of the state and serve as means for international and local flights for the airlift of the state pilgrims.

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