By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja
The Federal Government has taken full control of the Gombe State airport following President Muhammadu Buhari approval.
Gombe State governor, Muhammad Yahaya, disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the weekend at the end of his meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The move would ensure the availability of funds to maintain the facility throughout the lifespan of its operation, Yahaya said.
He explained that “the most important development is the takeover of the Gombe Airport by the federal government, which Mr. President has approved. “
Already, the Nigerian Air Force is building an Air Force base in the airport premises and with the takeover, it means there will be more facilities and management, especially since the airports are under the exclusive lease of the constitution, the governor said.
He said, “It means there will be more resources and there’ll be proper management. And we shall see to the fact that it is expanded, so that economic activity will be enhanced because of the presence of the airport, it has other facilities that will enhance business activities around.”