Commissioner for Works, Transport and Energy in Yobe state Sirajo Wakil yesterday in Damaturu revealed that the State Government will soon award a contract for the construction of the first ever cargo airport in Northern Nigeria region.
According to Wakil, the airport would be for ticketing as well as for cargo and would be located in Damaturu, the state capital.
He noted that after the completion, the airport would be the first of its kind in the North, because there is no cargo airport in the whole of Northern Nigeria.
The commissioner disclosed that regulatory agencies like the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NAMA), Nigerian Metrological Agency and the Ministry of Aviation had visited the state for the feasibility survey of the propose airport and had all certified the award of the contract.
He promised that the Gaidam administration will complete all the ongoing road projects across the state despite the hard economic situation.