Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday announced the state’s assurance to smooth flight operations at the Kaduna International Airport, following suggested diversion of flights to the airport from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
El-Rufai, who disclosed this when the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, visited him in Kaduna, applauded the Federal Government for choosing Kaduna.
The minister was in the state to access the readiness of the airport to receive influx of flight traffic when the Abuja airport is eventually shutdown.
The governor stressed that the state has put machinery in motion for smooth flight operations at the airport.
He said, “We are delighted for the choice of Kaduna International Airport by the Federal Government to divert traffic from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport as a result of the proposed repairs of its runway, to Kaduna airport.
“We have put in motion processes and activities towards making federal government decision a success.
“I want to assure all Nigerians and the international community, particularly stakeholders in the aviation industry that Kaduna State will rise up to the occasion.”