Zamfara International Cargo Airport Takes Off this year


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has assured that, the State’s International Cargo Airport would commence operation before the end of this year.

Matawalle dropped this hint when he inspected the ongoing construction work at the Airport to access the quality and progress of the work.

Gov Matawalle, inspecting the construction work at the airport

Governor Bello Matawalle who expressed satisfaction with the progress of work at the site assured that Aircrafts will commence take-up before the end of this year.

He directed the company handling the project to ensure that runway, all terminal sections commence operations before the end of this year, hoping that all Airport facilities and equipments would be on ground before the stipulated time.

The Governor also expressed delight with the construction of terminal building which has reached high level of percentage and directed for the construction of access roads and other necessary facilities in good time.

Gov Matawalle going round the airport to see the progress of the work

He  said the state Government would construct a befitting modern Hajj camp and pilgrims accommodation close to the Airport so that intending pilgrims of the state and neighbouring states would be accommodated while waiting for their take off time to Saudi Arabia.

Similarly, the Governor visited the ongoing work of runway at the Project site, and other facilities under construction.

The Shettiman Sokoto said if completed Zamfara State International Cargo Airport would be the best and most modern cargo Airport in the North and assured that the Airport Project would provide job opportunity to teeming unemployed youth in the State.

Gov Matawalle during the visit

Earlier, the state Commissioner of Works and Transport, Engineer Ibrahim Isah Mayana and the project site Engineer briefed the Governor on the progress of work at the site.

The Commissioner who took the Governor round said work was going on based on the guidelines and the constructual agreement and assuring to beat time.

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