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Keyamo Urges Kano State Government to Improve Power Infrastructure at Airport

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MD FAAN, Mrs Olubunmni Kuku and the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development Mr Festus Keyamo during an inspection tour of MAKIA ahead of the 2024 Hajj Operations.


…. Kano State Government Pledges Support 

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo has urged the Kano state government to facilitate the installation of a dedicated powerline at the airport to address persistent issues of low power outage, particularly affecting the air-conditioning system.

He made the call during a courtesy visit to the state Governor before an inspection of facilities at the Kano international airport ahead of the 2024 airlift of Pilgrims.

Mr. Keyamo while outlining three critical requests aimed at enhancing the efficiency and functionality of the airport also appealed for the state’s support in acquiring two additional generating plants to supplement electricity supply at the airport, ensuring uninterrupted operations for pilgrims and travelers alike.

The Minister also called the Governor’s attention to properties belonging to Skypower that have been under dispute, seeking the state government’s intervention to resolve the matter amicably.

Mr. Keyamo expressed gratitude for the hospitality and support extended by the Kano State government and reiterated the Ministry’s dedication to enhancing aviation infrastructure across Nigeria.

During the inspection tour to assess the readiness of the airport to cater to the needs of pilgrims, the minister, underscored the collaborative efforts between the federal and state governments to ensure a seamless experience for pilgrims.

In response, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf represented by his deputy, assured the minister of the state government’s commitment to addressing the outlined requests promptly. 

The minister was accompanied on the tour by the Kano state Deputy Governor,  Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Olubunmi Kuku, amongst others.

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