Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu and the Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami have lauded the management of the Air Unity Aviation Service Nigeria Ltd over the establishment of the Aviation College in Birnin Kebbi.
The College, situated in Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi, whose groundbreaking ceremony was performed on Friday by Governor Atiku Bagudu alongside other stakeholders in the state.
Speaking at the ceremony, Bagudu linked the success story of the Aviation College, coming to the state to his successors, former Governors of the State, Senator Adamu Aliero and Alhaji Saidu Nasamu Dakingari who had constructed the airports during their tenures.
The governor said before now, there was a pre-existence airport though small which was constructed by Senator Adamu Alieros’s administration, while the Airport Airborne was constructed by, Alhaji Saidu Nasamu Dakingari’s administration.
“As you can see Governance is a work in progress, the airport constructed by Dakingari has served as a path in deciding the coming of Air unity Aviation college to Kebbi state today, and I hope they will not stop there.”
Bagudu however disclosed that the Air Unity’s existence in Kebbi would assist a lot in the state to start transportation of gold to West African countries following the approval of President Muhammad Buhari for the former takeoff Artisanal Miner in Kebbi state.
“I want to assure you that, we are not only appreciating you, we are also available to make sure you perform well so that this Air Unity Aviation College is completed within the stipulated time” he added.
In his remarks, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) also described the establishment of the Aviation College by Air Unity in Kebbi as a result of the hard work of the present administration under the leadership of Governor Bagudu.
He said in association with the concentration of this Aviation College, governor Atiku Bagudu has been working round the clocks to ensure that Air cargo and other services come to Kebbi.
“It may interest you to note that, the efforts of His Excellency are not limited to land, and sky, he has also extended it to ensure that railways service that will connect Kebbi state and indeed to neighboring states.
”So, in a nutshell, I believed, it is not out of place, if I conclude with the single remark that, the government of Kebbi state is indeed covering the state in the land, sky, and rail.”
Malami also commended the Chairman of the Air Unity, Captain Nuhu Haruna for choosing Kebbi state for the project, stressed that the state government has provided the enabling environment, infrastructure facilities among other things for investors to succeed in the state.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Air Unity Captain Nuhu Haruna, represented by Mrs. Magdalene N. Osode, said the choice of Birnin Kebbi as the operational hub is influenced by the state immensely investors friendly, The seasonal weather conditions and conducive environment for the opportunity in the North-West geopolitical zone and neighboring States.
”In this new era of fastening your belts, time is money, the Air Unity Aviation Service and Airlines are taking the advantage to increase its operation in airline and cargo within Nigeria and West Africa region,” she added.