Nigeria’s President Commissions Projects in Ebonyi, Kano States

Moses Nwite, Abakaliki/ Jack Acheme, Kano

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has Commissioned the Ebonyi State International Airport in Southeast Nigeria.

The Airport which is named after Nigeria’s President, is situated in Onueke, Abakaliki, the State Capital.

The Airport will boost the Economy of the State in particular and Nigeria at large.

President Buhari Commended Governor Umahi’s prudence in the management of the State resources.

“Am delighted with the level of Development in Ebonyi State under the watch of Governor David Umahi. Umahi has done tremendously well in the development of the State,” Buhari said.

The Governor of the State, Engr David  Umahi thanked President Mohamed Buhari for all he has done in Nigeria and Ebonyi State in particular.

“Let me thank President Muhammadu Buhari for all the support he has given to the Ebonyi people. There has never been a time I run to him to help Ebonyi State that he  declined.”

Meanwhile, in Kano state, Northwest Nigeria, the President also commissioned the International Terminal of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, two other federal government projects in Kano and another one in Zaria, Kaduna state.

The four projects commissioned by the president include the Nigerian Navy Logistics College Dawakin Tofa,  the 3000-Capacity Ultramodern Correctional Centre, the New International Terminal Building of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport as well as the procurement of aircraft, equipment and buildings at the College of Aviation Technology Zaria, Kaduna state.

In the event in which the president delivered his address virtually, he expressed gratitude for commissioning the projects three days to his hand over calling on the oncoming regime to sustain the tempo of development started by his regime.

“The four projects that were commissioned today are critical with this time, I do not doubt that the incoming government which is also progressive will sustain the tempo of improvement. 

“I am pleased to now commission, the Nigerian Navy Logistic College Dawakin Tofa, Kano state, 3000-capacity Ultramodern  Correctional Centre, Kano, new airport terminal of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and Aircraft Equipment and buildings at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria, Kaduna state,” President Buhari stated. He said the Naval logistics college in Kano will enhance the knowledge of logisticians and improve the operational readiness of the Navy fleet for economic prosperity, effective in the conduct of internal security with other security agencies in areas of operations.

He said the 3,000-capacity correctional centre in Janguza is a critical component of the ongoing improvement of the criminal justice system in the country.

“It is not only significant for sentencing but keeping felons out of circulation, securing the society and serving as deterrence to those who want to act in an anti-social manner.

“Address the well-being of inmates and significantly address the challenges of overcrowding in some custodian centres.

“Attacks on correctional facilities will be reduced because of the fortified nature of the newly built facility,” he said.

On the Kano International Airport terminal and the Aviation College, Zaria, he said the administration has since inception placed a high premium on Safety, security and efficiency of air transportation in the country, as exemplified in the 4 new international terminals in Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port-Harcourt.

“Which has increased passenger capacity to over 40 million in the nation’s airports.

“Interventions in the college of aviation Zaria has upgraded it to a centre of Excellency in Africa’s aviation sector,” he said.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for siting the major world-class standard projects in the state.

He stated that the Kano airport witnessed the first landing of aircraft in 1936 and since then has maintained the tempo to date.

“The terminal building has been upgraded to this phase of development to compete with similar facilities in the whole world. 

“This new project in Kano now is important not only to Kano state but will contribute significantly to economic growth and development. 

“In addition to the air services, it will also provide more channels to investment and expertise,” said Ganduje.





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