By Hassan Tukur, FCT
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, today told the Nigerian Senate that the Federal Government would construct 10 new airports across the federation in order to boost civil aviation.
Sirika made this statement while appearing before the Senate Committee on Aviation to defend the 2021 budget proposals.
He stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had contributed immensely to the caviation sector and that the National Assembly had also helped in its development since 2015.
Sirika said that with the development of a roadmap, the administration would build new airports in Anambra, Benue,Ekiti, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, and Gombe states.
For airports in Kebbi, Osubi and Dutse airports, Sirika noted that with their takeover by the Federal Government they would be redeveloped while the take over of Gombe Airport was likely to happen as the state government had written to it requesting such.
Sirika also reaffirmed the need to have another airport in Lokoja as an option to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.