Abuja, Nigeria – The Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace has directed the contractors handling projects at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport in Katsina State to commence work at the site. The state government has finalized plans to compensate landowners, a development that paves the way for project implementation.
Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, revealed this during a meeting with Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State in Abuja. Meribole clarified that issues related to compensation and land secession between the military and civilian authorities have been addressed and sorted out.
He 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.”
The airport projects include the expansion of the existing airport apron, constructing a fire truck building, a new terminal, a cargo terminal, and fire truck maintenance and refurbishment facilities.
The collaboration between the state government and the Federal Government has been commendable in ensuring the successful commencement of the Katsina airport projects. The Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace has actively engaged with the Chief of Air Staff to resolve lingering land secession concerns.
In response, Governor Radda thanked Senator Hadi Sirika, the former Minister of Aviation, for choosing Katsina as the location for these crucial projects. He assured that approval had been granted for the payment of land compensation to facilitate the smooth completion of the projects.
Governor Radda encouraged the contractors to promptly begin work on the site and pledged his commitment to supporting the projects until their successful completion.
The progress in resolving the challenges faced after the groundbreaking ceremony signifies positive results, and it marks a significant step towards fulfilling the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport projects in Katsina State.