By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has assured that the ongoing Zamfara State International Cargo Airport project embarked upon by his administration will become operational by June next year.
Matawalle gave the assurance on Tuesday when he visited the airport project site to inspect the ongoing construction work at the Zamfara state International Cargo Airport where he directed for the takeoff of operations of the airport by June next year.
The governor also directed the company handling the project to ensure that runway, all terminal sections commence operations before June next year, assuring that all the airport facilities and equipments will be on ground before the time.
Matawalle said the state Government will Construct a befitting modern Hajj camp and pilgrims accommodation close to the airport to accommodate intending pilgrims of the state and neighbouring states while waiting for their take off to Saudi Arabia.
The governor expressed satisfaction with the progress of work at the site and tasked the contractors handling the project to work assiduously as the state government is determined to ensure that aircraft’s commence aircraft take off from the airport by middle of next year.
Matawalle also expressed delight with the level of the construction of terminal building and directed for the completion of the construction of access roads and other necessary facilities in good time.
Earlier, the state Commissioner of Works and Transport, Ibrahim Isah Mayana and the project site Engineer briefed the governor on the progress of work at the site.
Mayana said the project is being implanted based on guideline and contractual agreement.