Abubakar Gari Malam, the special adviser to the governor of Kebbi State on Infrastructure, emphasized the positive impact of the resumption of commercial flights to the state capital on the local economy.
Speaking to reporters at Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Birnin Kebbi, shortly after the landing of a flight carrying 69 passengers—the first in several years—Malam highlighted the state’s abundance of agricultural resources, tourist attractions, and vibrant cultural festivals.
He expressed optimism that the reintroduction of flights would attract tourists and investors, facilitating business transactions and ultimately enhancing economic growth in the region.
He said the resumption of the flights was also beneficial to the people of the state in terms of security and expenses because passengers initially coming from Lagos and Abuja would have to land in Sokoto and drive to Kebbi.
The Adviser noted that the flights which would be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays was the initiative of Governor Nasir Idris with Ng Eagles in his passion to provide dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Abubakar Malam further said “Let me express my delight about the resumption of the flights to the state and I am sure passengers would patronise the airline for its professional operations.”