Katsina Airport: FG Urges Contractors To Commence Work

The Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace has urged contractors handling projects at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport in Katsina to move to site as the state government has concluded a plan to pay compensation to land owners.

The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole made the call on Friday while welcoming the Governor of Katsina state, Mallam Dikko Radda in Abuja.

He said issues concerning compensation and secession between the Military and civilian land space are being sorted out.

Meribole said there are eight projects at the airport, some of which include: the expansion of the existing airport APRON, Fire truck building, new terminal, Cargo terminal, and Fire truck maintenance and refurbishment.

He commended State Government for collaborating with the Federal Government to ensure the take-off of the Katsina airport projects, noting that his efforts at solving the challenges hindering the commencement of work after the groundbreaking ceremony that took place some months back are yielding positive results.

He said the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace on her part has been in talks with the Chief of Air Staff on the issue of land secession between the civilian and military space of operation.

He however craved the indulgence of the Governor to strengthen talks further with the Chief of Air Staff on the matter.

Responding, the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Mallam Dikko Radda appreciated the former Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika for finding it fit to take such projects to Kastina and also applauded the Aviation Ministry for their innovations.

He said approval has been given for the payment of land compensation to all the landowners to ease the completion of the projects.

He urged the contractors to quickly move to site assuring all that he will not relent on his efforts until the projects are completed.

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