Flights resumption’ll boost commercial activities in Kebbi- Governor’s aide
By El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi
The Special Adviser to Kebbi State Governor on Infrastructure and Intergovernmental affairs, Abubakar Malam, says the resumption of commercial flights to the state capital would in no small measure improve the economic activities of the people.
The Adviser was speaking to journalists at Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi shortly after the flight carrying 69 passengers touched down, the first after such activities were suspended several years ago.
Abubakar Malam said Kebbi State was blessed with agricultural resources as well as tourists attraction spots besides the rich cultural festivals of which with the resumption of flights, interested tourists and investors would easily fly in and out for their businesses thereby boosting economic activities of locals.
He said the resumption of the flights was also beneficial to the people of the state in terms of security and expenses because passengers initially coming from Lagos and Abuja would have to land in Sokoto and drive to Kebbi.
The Politician noted that the flights which would be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays was the initiative of Governor Nasir Idris Kauran Gwandu with Ng Eagles in his passion to provide dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Abubakar Malam further said “Let me express my delight about the resumption of the flights to the state and I am sure passengers would patronise the airline for its professional operations”.
The obligations of the people of the state,he stressed, was to give maximum support to the Governor Idris led administration in its drive to provide infrastructural developments statewide as well as promote their welfare.
He however called on people particularly passengers in the state to conduct themselves maturely with airport and airlines officials while engaging in travelling activities on or off the flight in order to have a successful and memorable experience.