By Hammed Salawu, MinnaSENATE President Bukola
Saraki on Monday made an
unofficial inspection on the
Minna International Airport
on his way to Abuja, following
the 6six weeks closure of the
Nnamdi Azikiwe International
Airport.
Sources close to the Senate
president said that the decision
to inspect Minna Airport was
informed by the pressure by
the Niger State governor, Alhaji
Abubakar Sani Bello, for the use
of the facility, being the closest to
the nation’s capital.
Senator Saraki flew to Minna
from Lagos in an official aircraft
at about 1:05pm and was
received at the airport by the
chief of staff to the governor,
Hon. Mikail Al-Amin Bmitosahi,
who briefed him on efforts made
so far by the state government.
He was shown the renovation
work being embarked upon
by the state government at
the airport, which include the
lounge, arrival and departure
halls of the airport.
The Senate president was
also briefed on the efforts at
rehabilitating the federal Minna-
Suleja Road for easy and smooth
movement of travellers to the
nation’s capital city of Abuja
from the airport.
Impressed by the brief he
received from chief of staff, the
Senate president promised that
the National Assembly would
see to the request of the Niger
State government.
It would be recalled that
Governor Bello led the state’s
political leaders to the National
Assembly recently soliciting that
the Minna Airport be used as
alternative to the Abuja airport
while the repairs were being
carried on the latter.


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  • isaac

    Other than political sentiments, Mina airport would have been the best and most economical alternative to Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport under renovation.