Following complaints by stakeholders and air travellers concerning the delay within the reopening of different worldwide operations on the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport, Omagwa and the Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport, Enugu, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has recognized causes for the delay.
The minister in a press release signed by Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, mentioned that it had been the intention of the federal authorities to reopen the airports for worldwide flight operations however it’s contemplating sure elements together with well being and safety causes.
He acknowledged that the continued suspension of worldwide flights to and from the airports was denying the ministry and its companies plenty of income.
The minister mentioned this when he acquired a high-powered delegation from Kano State, led by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in his workplace on Tuesday.
In accordance with Sirika, it doesn’t make financial sense for presidency to spend a lot cash, because it has achieved within the airport, and simply determine to go away it inoperative with the attendant degeneration on infrastructure, redundancy amongst operational workers, income losses, hardship to travellers, amongst others.
He, nonetheless, advised the delegation that included some members of the Kano State Home of Meeting, representatives of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and members of the Kano Chamber of Commerce, that the choice to droop worldwide flights to and from the airport, like those in Enugu and Port Harcourt, had been for well being and safety causes.
The minister acknowledged the hardship to the customers of the airport, passengers and repair suppliers alike, and promised that every one that was mandatory for the resumption of worldwide flight operations on the airport can be fast-tracked to make sure that it resumes before later.
He, nonetheless, challenged Kano indigenes to create actions that will make the airport extra viable by way of elevated passenger site visitors.
Kano State Governor, Ganduje had advised the minister that he was within the ministry for 2 causes, first to indicate appreciation to the federal authorities led by President Muhammadu Buhari for the completion of the Worldwide wing of the Mallam Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport, and secondly to enchantment for the resumption of worldwide flight operations on the airport.
The governor expressed nice concern over the impact of the continued suspension of worldwide flights to and from the airport by passengers and repair suppliers.
In accordance with him, the Kano State authorities has put in place all that was essential to make the state wholesome for flights, together with mobilization of the populace for the COVID-19 vaccinations.