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Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by vigopress: 9:30am On Apr 27
26th April, 2021

Gombe Governor Hosts National Assembly Joint Committee on Aviation

...Says his Administration will Work with NASS towards Upgrade of Gombe Airport to International Standard

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says his administration will work with the National Assembly and relevant authorities to ensure the take over and standardization of the Gombe Airport by the Federal Government such that the state can leverage on what it generates to provide more services to the people.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya stated this when he granted audience to members of the National Assembly Joint Committee on Aviation led by Senator Smart Adeyemi and Hon. Nnoli Nnaji, Chairmen of Senate and House of Representatives committees on Aviation respectively.

The Governor described the services rendered by the Gombe Airport as National and International and therefore aligned with standardization of the airport through its complete take over by the Federal Government since the State does not have enough resources to do so.

He said any improvement on the Gombe Airport is not only to the State economy and social wellbeing but that of the North East sub-region and the country as a whole.

"We shall go to any length to see that we get reprieve with this Airport and to see that there is an improvement on it for the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria".

The Governor described the mission of the National Assembly Joint committee on Aviation to Gombe as a milestone for the people of the State and by extension the entire country, saying of all the previous efforts by successive administrations that changed the fortunes of Gombe and brought the state to limelight, the Airport stands out as one undisputed asset.

He however observed that despite the development the Gombe Airport brought to the State, the facility has placed huge financial burden on the state because Government has consistently supported and funded it since establishment.

"We financed the establishement of the Airport and we are equally financing its operations and is becoming very cumbersome on the State Government, especially in view of the current financial squeeze occasioned by covid-19 and the downturn of the economy that affect Gombe State".

He said the Gombe Airport, which is very strategic in view of our location, has continuously served the people of the State and Nigerians in different capacities, noting that the last of such services was the movement of the covid-19 vaccine to the State.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya said his earlier interface with the Chairmen of the Aviation committees of the Senate and House of Representatives was aimed at pushing for take over of the facility by the Federal Government in order to standardize the facility and remove its burden on the state Government.

He noted that being the second to the last on the Federation allocation table, Gombe needs all the support it can get to relief itself from its financial burden and leverage on the resources therein to provide services to the people.

"We are very proud of what we are doing, this is a government of change, it is a government of reform and whatever we are doing is touching on the lives of the people, so if the Federal Government takes this Airport we shall leverage on whatever we get to do more for the people and the Airport in particular and the aviation sector in general will do better".

The Governor told his guests that only recently the Nigerian Airforce embarked on setting up of a forward operational base in Gombe, known as combat reconnaissance group, owing to the centrality of the State in the North East and the advantages the State has in military operations especially in a region plagued by insurgency.

Earlier speaking, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi said they were in the State to inspect the Gombe Airport and to have a true picture of its challenges because as legislators they have the mandate to look at the budget and call the attention of the Federal Government on areas of needs.

He said the Aviation industry plays a key role in the socio-economic development of any nation, hence the need for the NASS members to embark on facility tours across the country with a view to coming up with legislative interventions that will see to improving and securing airports across the country.

Senator Adeyemi commended the progressive disposition of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya which he said is evident in the well built roads network and layouts as well as cleanliness of the state capital among other developmental strides by his administration.

Also speaking, the Chairman, House committee on Aviation, Hon. Nnoli Nnaji described the presence of the Airport in Gombe as very important and strategic considering the centrality of the State in the North East subregion.

He said the National Assembly Joint committee will spare no effort towards ensuring that the Federal Government takes over the Airport so that it can be improved upon to have a cargo terminal.

The National Assembly members were later led on a facility tour of the local and international wings of the Airport by Gombe state Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

Source: https://factualtimesng.com/gombe-governor-hosts-national-assembly-joint-committee-on-aviation/

Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by iammo(m): 9:35am On Apr 27
If all states could have an airport, and we boast our aviation sector, kidnapping and baditry on the highway would reduce

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by HITMEUP4ANYBIZ(m): 9:56am On Apr 27
iammo:
If all states could have an airport, and we boast our aviation sector, kidnapping and baditry on the highway would reduce

Boast what ?

Like the average Nigerian can afford flight ticket

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by labi77: 11:35am On Apr 27
just another billing to me

meanwhile, don't miss out on this!

Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:35am On Apr 27
iammo:
If all states could have an airport, and we boast our aviation sector, kidnapping and baditry on the highway would reduce
This makes sense.
Even apart from kidnapping issue.
It only make proper sense for all states in a country known as the Giant of Africa to have an airport,
plane (plain) and simple. (No pun intended!)

But the people will never ask their governors questions.
NEVER!

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by JamesReacher(m): 11:36am On Apr 27
Good initiative but we know how its going to end up grin
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by shiki(m): 11:36am On Apr 27
cheesy Good development ....but if average man can't afford a flight ticket, what's the essence
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by remotecontrol: 11:36am On Apr 27
Lol , now I find this funny. We should focus on Rail expecially in the south east and west . Rail for North I think is a bad investment because of boko, bandit ,kidnappers and hoodlums
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by NwaNimo1(m): 11:36am On Apr 27
Nigeria is broke!

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by akeentech(m): 11:36am On Apr 27
Mkelv0106:
They shud look at reducing airfare First...An average Nigerian can't spend 80-100k from Asaba to Lagos when by road it's under 10k


It’s a choice broh not by force to take flight
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by Mkelv0106(m): 11:37am On Apr 27
They shud look at reducing airfare First...An average Nigerian can't spend 80-100k from Asaba to Lagos when by road it's under 10k

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by Sunnybay7: 11:37am On Apr 27
Ok
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by GreenWire(m): 11:38am On Apr 27
ok cool
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by Stomoney(m): 11:39am On Apr 27
Another source of embezzlement loading undecided.
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by ArewaNightmare: 11:39am On Apr 27
grin they're all building an escape route for easy get away bcuz The Chicken has come to roast

Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by Kennitrust(m): 11:40am On Apr 27
Good morning to everyone that love me with everything in you. Be honest in your dealing with me all your doing.
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by Trimjos: 11:41am On Apr 27
Every tom dick and harry now wants to build airport. Who go use airport for gombe if not cattle?

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by RealLordZeus(m): 11:42am On Apr 27
iammo:
If all states could have an airport, and we boast our aviation sector, kidnapping and baditry on the highway would reduce
Then hijacking plane will be the next prob, its better they focus on solving the underlying issues, addressing the causative factors.

Running away (In this caseto an alternative) from your prob won't solve them, let them address the causes of banditry and co

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by kamzibobo(m): 12:19pm On Apr 27
You can never be the president, stop wasting your time because we the northerners won’t vote for you!!!!!!! Small tout

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by easyfem(m): 12:25pm On Apr 27
wetin dix yahaya dey feel like , abi no b kogi gov ?
we hate all of una
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by Premiumwriter: 12:28pm On Apr 27
JamesReacher:
Good initiative but we know how its going to end up grin
Bank de Babanriga

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Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by Premiumwriter: 12:29pm On Apr 27
Bello na joker
He's the same Buhari we are praying never to encounter again
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by hush15: 12:41pm On Apr 27
iammo:
If all states could have an airport, and we boast our aviation sector, kidnapping and baditry on the highway would reduce

And we introduce them to plane jacking abi...

Plus air plus land, we must strive to protect all from these criminal elements
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by saferoom: 12:49pm On Apr 27
Haba
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by GboyegaD(m): 1:03pm On Apr 27
What traffic does the airport generates? Our governors should focus on improving the productivity of their states and we can then see the need for more air transportation.
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by GboyegaD(m): 1:05pm On Apr 27
MANNABBQGRILLS:

This makes sense.
Even apart from kidnapping issue.
It only make proper sense for all states in a country known as the Giant of Africa to have an airport,
plane (plain) and simple. (No pun intended!)

But the people will never ask their governors questions.
NEVER!

What is the essence of the airports? We need first develop to the point that people would have reasons to travel to these states either for business, pleasure, or whatever the reason is.
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by jrusky(m): 1:07pm On Apr 27
Sorry is Yeye Blo mad? What the f u c k is his business with Gombe? Gombe has no governor? Pls who appointed this things to be parading himself on behalf of anyone?

So Mr Yeye Bello your state matters not important to you or what? Oh sorry you think doing these shit will make you the next president ba? Sorry you are on trance bro I swear, you better wake up.

If we are seeking for young president bro its not you and can never be you.
Re: Gov Yahaya Meets NASS Committee On Aviation, Seeks Support For Gombe Airport by Tedpgrass: 3:18pm On Apr 27
^^^^^^^^

Inuwa Yahaya........ .not Yahaya Bello

YB is still collecting his packaged "doctorate" from the University operating from a 1 room office in downtown London!!



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