By Yusuf Muh’d Inuwa

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN formally has taken over the operations and running of the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport from Bauchi State Government.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Kabiru Yusuf Mohammed disclosed this to newsmen shortly after completing the signing for the taking over with the state government at the Bauchi State Government. 

Kabir Mohammed commended the state government for the construction of befitting airport line with international standards which provides easy access to prospective air passengers not from the state but the northeast sub region.

He said the taken over of the facility would open up tourist sites in the state to international visitors which would also mean a unilateral development for other sectors of the economy of the state. 

Also speaking Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed who was represented by his Deputy, Muhammad Auwal Jatau said the deal has been completed and the facility now fully handed over to Federal Government. 

Bala Muhammad expressed optimism that the handing over of the airport to FAAN would engender more development for the state and the Northeast subregion. 

Radio Nigeria learnt that the Airport has been operated in a joint venture between FAAN and Bauchi State Government for over the years.

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