Senate President Flags Off Airstrip Construction in Yobe

Senate President Flags Off Airstrip Construction in Yobe

  • The new federal government approved airstrip in Yobe state has been flagged off for immediate construction
  • The airstrip was flagged off by the Senate president who was accompanied by the minister of aviation and other government dignitaries
  • Hosting the guest, the governor of Yobe state appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for the approval of the airstrip

The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, October 14, flagged off the groundbreaking ceremony of the Wachakal Airstrip in Yobe state.

Lawan performed the flag-off ceremony of the airstrip located in Wachakal village, Karasuwa local government of Yobe state alongside the state governor, Mai Mala Buni; the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika and other government officials.

Yobe Airstrip
The Senate president said the airstrip would be beneficial to the people of the state. Photo: Nigerian Senate
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Speaking at the event, the Lawan said the new facility would serve as a platform for many businesses across the state to export goods which are mostly agricultural products

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He said:

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“I believe this airstrip will not only give an opportunity to our security agencies, for whom we doing this in the first place, but also improve on the economic activities of this part of the country.”

In his address, the state governor said airstrip signifies the importance and commitment of the federal government to the people of Yobe state.

The Yobe state governor described Lawan said a worthy ambassador of the state for attracting federal projects to Yobe.

He appreciated President Buhari for the ‘generous approval’ of the airstrip and other capital projects to the state.

Meanwhile, previously reported that the Yobe state governor had reacted to reports of his sack as the national caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by a Delta state High Court.

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Buni said the mischief-makers were misinterpreting the court order.

The governor said the court case and order was directed at the Delta state caretaker chairman and not him.

Also, a former lawmaker in Yobe state, Audu Babale, had said that he defected to the APC because of the love he has for the Yobe state governor and his leadership style.

In assurance, the Yobe government promise to take care of recent defectors as the administration said they will never suffer marginalisation in their newfound platform.

Babale said he defected to the ruling APC alongside many of his supporters who are ready to learn and live by the exemplary leadership style of Governor Buni.


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