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Two aircraft lands at Yobe International cargo airport



Ahead of the official opening of the International Cargo Airport in Damaturu, Yobe state, the two aeroplanes that were used in a test run landed successfully.

The first plane with registration number NAF 961, landed at about 1:59 pm, while the second, registered N100EK, carrying medical consumables for the treatment of COVID-19, landed about 30 minutes later.

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Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni who witnessed the event, expressed great happiness over the successful landing of the aircraft and completion of the project.

“This is promise made and promise kept. We have delivered. The next step will be commissioning of the airport by the special Grace of God,” Buni said.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reports that contract for the construction of the cargo airport was awarded in Sept. 2017 by the immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Gaidam.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.