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Hon. Kashimu Maigari Presents Motion to Upgrade Jalingo Airport to International Airport

Member representing Jalingo, Yorro, Zing Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives Hon. Kashimu Bello Maigari, has presented a motion for the need to upgrade Danbaba Danfulani Suntai Airport Jalingo to an International Airport.

Presenting the Motion on the floor of the Green Chamber on Thursday, Hon. Maigari stressed that upgrading the state-owned Airport to International Status would boast the tourism and agricultural potential of the country.

He expressed concerned that the potentials of Taraba State to attract economic and social development both locally and internationally due to the presence of so many tourist attractions would not be optimally achieved without an International Airport.

"Disturbed that the numerous tourist attractions and investments in Taraba State such as the MambillaP Plateau Gashaka Gumti National Park, Chappal Waadi Resort, Kambari Game Reserve, Kashimbila Game Reserve, Jolly Nyame Stadium' among others are practically becoming non-existent due to the absence of an International Airport in the State.

He also notes that Taraba State being an agro-producing state the airport serves as a huge opportunity to boost the state 's economy, which is termed as Nature Gift to the Nation, will equally serve as a link to other parts of the country:

He urged the Federal Ministry of Aviation and other relevant, authorities to upgrade the status ofJalingo, Airport, to an International Airport with state-of-the-at facilities and liaise with the Taraba State Government for the possible taking-over of the Airport


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