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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the federal government’s “takeover” of the Gombe airport.

Inuwa Yahaya, governor of Gombe state, disclosed this to state house correspondents shortly after an audience with Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.

He explained that the move would ensure the availability of funds to maintain the facility throughout the lifespan of its operation.

In May 2019, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced the closure of the airport until further notice due to unpaid debts. According to Yahaya “the most important development is the takeover of the Gombe airport by the federal government, which Mr. President has approved”.