The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has asked the Federal Government to reopen the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano State.
Ado-Doguwa, who represents Doguwa/Tudun Wada constituency in the House, made the appeal while leading other lawmakers to inspect the airport on Sunday.
He expressed worry over the continuous closure of the airport while its contemporaries in other parts of Nigeria have resumed operations after the COVID-19 lockdown.
The House Leader lamented that the continuous closure of the airport is adversely affecting the economy and livelihood of the people of the two states.
While applauding the efforts of the aviation ministry and agencies under it towards fixing identified problems bedevilling the airport, the lawmaker also assured of the House readiness to approve the needed funds for the job.
On behalf of his colleagues in the delegation, the house leader further appeals to his constituents to remain calm while they continue to engage with relevant stakeholders towards the timely reopening of the airport.
The House of Representatives Committee on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has commended the efforts of the Ondo State government in the intervention programmes of MDGs, especially in the areas of Health, Urban Renewal and Basic Education.
In a meeting held in Akure, the state’s capital, with the governor of the State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the chairman of the committee, Honourable AlHassan Ado Doguwa, stressed that members of his Committee were impressed by state of the art Mother and Child Hospitals in Akure and Ondo; the Modern Neighbourhood Markets and the Mega Primary Schools.
Governor Mimiko emphasised the need for Nigeria to address the injustice fostered on developing countries by the international financial architecture occasioned by globalisation and liberalisation.
“For rapid development to take place in developing countries, the issue of employment generation must be tackled,” governor Mimiko stressed.