Approval Granted for Airlift of Niger State Pilgrims from Bola Ahmed Tinubu International Airport, Minna
Following a comprehensive assessment conducted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), we are pleased to announce that Bola Ahmed Tinubu International Airport (BATIA) in Minna, Niger State, has met the necessary standards for the safe airlift of pilgrims.
A team of inspectors from NCAA carried out a thorough inspection of the aerodrome facilities and equipment from 24th to 25th April 2024 to ensure the implementation of corrective action plans in preparation for the 2024 Hajj operations.
The findings revealed significant progress in addressing critical issues, including the recharging of breathing apparatus, essential for the safety of operations.
In accordance with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) Part (c), the NCAA has confirm the Authority’s “No Technical Objection (NTO)” for daylight operations to airlift pilgrims from BATIA, Minna.
Niger state pilgrims have been unable to be airlifted since 2019 due to the poor facilities at the airport.
Governor Umaru Bago, upon assuming office, took over the Minna airport project that was awarded since 2011 and abandoned by the federal government. He remodeled it and also changed the name to BOLA AHMED TINUBU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BATIA).
This approval is one of many demonstrations of Governor Bago’s readiness and determination to make Niger State great.
Abdullberqy U. Ebbo
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Digital Media and Strategy)
Government House, Minna
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