Niger State governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has expressed satisfaction with the level of the rehabilitation of the runway of the Minna International Airport.
The governor stated this when he inspected various projects in some sections of the airport.
Governor Bago said the repair of the runway had caused a lot of setbacks to socio-economic activities in the state.
He said the state government would not hesitate to intervene where necessary to ensure the speedy completion of the project.
The governor said, “So far, so good, the contractor has given his commitment to handing over this project on August 15, so we will be coming here every week to ensure that this is done because the economy of the state is affected and a lot of people are suffering, especially those pilgrims that went for hajj, they couldn’t airlift them from here.
“We have elderly statesmen, who are aged; this airport serves them a lot, so, we cannot afford to put them on the road every time and that is why the state has come in. If there is need for the state to intervene, we will also put in resources to make sure that it is completed soonest.”
The contractor handling the runway project had explained that the frequent rain is his major challenge, but assured that he will hand over the project by August this year.
Other sections of the airport visited by the governor were the Hajj Terminal, VIP Lounge and old administrative offices. The concrete work has been completed and the compartments are ongoing.