Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has revealed that his ministry will spend the sum of N30 billion on Umaru Musa ‘Yar’adua International Airport, Katsina.
Sirika made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Katsina.
The minister also revealed that, his ministry within the next one month will commence work on the establishment of a fire fighting vehicles manufacturing and repairs plant in Katsina.
Sirika added that the plant which will cater for the whole country will employ 2,500 youth.
He said other works to be done at the airport, include the repairs of the runways and the perimeter fence at the airport.
The minister who noted that, Port harcourt and Abuja airports had been open up, added that, soon Kano and Lagos will follow suit.
Similarly, he noted that an economic exit point would be provided in the airport for the export of economic goods.
On Buhari’s administration, Siriki affirmed that there was no government in the history of Nigeria that supported the down trodden more than this government.
The minister pointed to the administration’s numerous social intervention programmes which according to him has supported the masses to be innovative and become self reliant.