FG Takes Over Ahmadu Bello International Airport

The Federal Government has taken over the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, has said. 
Ladan who made the disclosure to newsmen on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi said the airport had not been sold to any private individual, contrary to rumour.

 “There is no iota of truth in the rumour going round that the state government is planning to sell the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport to a private individual.

“All the airports in the country are on the exclusive list. There is no way any state government can convert them as their own or sell them to individuals,’’ the commissioner said.

 Ladan explained that the federal government had taken over 10 of such airports after their completion by state governments.

 He said: “The airports include those of Ekiti, Gombe, Anambra, Nassarawa, Kebbi, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Benue States, among others. 

 “I don’t know how the story came about that the airport (Sir Ahamdu Bello International Airport) had been sold. 

“Who was it sold to? I want to use this occasion to tell you the true story of the airport.

 “The aviation sector is in the exclusive list and any state that wants to construct an airport must get a clear approval from the federal government.

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