President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Friday, commissioned the newly built international terminal of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and others in Zariia.
A statement by Mr Oluseyi Odutayo,head press and public relations, Ministry of aviation says the President, speaking virtually noted that Kano occupies a very unique position as a gateway of commerce, investment and home of entrepreneurship of the country and reiterated government’s determination to ensure the success of the national airports modernization, safety and capacity.
According to Odutayo, speaking earlier, Honourable Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, stated that the newly built Kano terminal has the capacity of 7 million passengers which will serve the people of Kano, it environs and the country in general.
He further , said that the new terminal building has the best facilities for passengers facilitation and appreciated Mr. President , stating that Aviation infrastructure to be commissioned are in both soft and hard infrastructure. He said the Nigeria college of aviation technology(NCAT) has produced 70% of the workforce in civil aviation, pilots to engineers to air traffic controller, cabin crews to all forms and manner of staff of aviation and they have been serving this country all this while.
Speaking further, Sirika said NCAT Zaria during the present administration has been provided with most of its training needs as seen at the commissioning of 20 aircrafts which 9 have been delivered so far. Adding that the significance of this would cut 50% of the training needs and training funding at the college.
He emphasized that aviation sector has witnessed tremendous and improved infrastructure by the outgoing administration.
Projects commissioned include; Six 6 Diamond DA 40NG and one DA42NG Aircraft
Magnus Aircraft, AET school building, Automated fire/smoke aircraft training simulator, Boeing 737NG Flight Simulator.
Others are Boeing 737NG Full flight simulator, Boeing 737NG integrated procedural trainer, Ultra Modern Auditorium complex, and ATSEP Basic online ICAO Training package.
Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje in Kano, appreciated Mr. President for the hug growth he has brought to Kano and for taking Kano to next level.
He said , the new terminal building will served as gate way to investment and economic power .