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Niger Govt. renames Abubakar Imam Minna airport after Tinubu

The Niger State Government has renamed the Abubakar Imam Kagara International Airport after Bola Tinubu International Airport, Minna, ahead of the president’s state visit.

The Commissioner for Industry, Trade, and Investment, Aminu Suleman-Takuma, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the Government House, Minna, on Sunday.

Represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Governance and Reform, Dr. Isah Adamu, the commissioner said all was set by the state government to receive the number one citizen of the country.

Suleiman-Takuma explained that the renaming of the airport was based on the support of the president for the state so far.

The commissioner added that the president would also perform the foundation-laying of the new Hajj Terminal in Minna during his visit on Monday.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hajiya Binta Mamman, said all was set for the state government to receive the president in Minna, the state capital.

She said that the president was tasked with commissioning the remodeled and upgraded terminal at Bola Ahmed Tinubu International Airport.

The commissioner noted that the remodeling was originally a federal government project, but due to a delay in completion, the state government took it over after consultation with relevant authorities for speedy completion.

She said that the project, now ready for commissioning by the president, would serve as an alternative to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, considering the state’s proximity to the nation’s capital.

The commissioner assured that all modalities were in place to ensure a hitch-free and successful event.

Also, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Musa Salihu Bosso, revealed that the state-of-the-art equipment for agricultural mechanisation, procured by the state government to support and achieve the food security agenda of both the state and federal governments, will be commissioned.

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He explained that the equipment, such as tractors, power tillers, planters, and harvesters, was already assembled at the airport, and the irrigation farming at the Airport City Free Agro Processing Zone would be demonstrated.

The commissioner said that with all the efforts of the Bago-led administration, especially in agriculture, Niger State would be the agricultural hub of Nigeria. (NAN)

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