From Yahaya Audu, Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has flagged off the commencement of a daily commercial flight by Max Air Transport Company from Bauchi to Abuja.
Speaking at the occasion held at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Bauchi, yesterday, Governor Mohammed expressed confidence that the development will bring to an end, the aviation transportation problem in the state.
He said, “with this development, Bauchi state will witness unprecedented boost in commerce and tourism sectors especially with the discovery of Oil in Alkaleri local government area of the state.
According to him, the daily flights will also contribute immensely to the economic development of the state as Yankari Game Reserve will accordingly play host to many National and International visitors.
The Governor who said his administration has come up with the arrangement to assist people of the state who will now have their daily flights to improve their commercial activities.
He appealed to the management of the Max Air to provide efficient services to the state, pledge government’s commitment to the agreement.
In his remarks, Speaker Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Sulaiman described the move as a milestone achievement, and assured of the assembly’s support to the initiative.
On his part, the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu, represented by Galadiman Bauchi, Ibrahim Sa’idu Jahun applauded the governor for coming up with the initiative.
The Managing Director of the Company, Dikko Dahiru Mangal pledged to provide qualitative services.