Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelse, says the state airport is ready for commercial flights.
He said that on Wednesday during a visit to the airport facility.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has postponed airport certification due to “the lack of an appropriate perimeter fence on the facility.”
Diri said he was confident the aviation authorities would be happy with the airport and grant a permit.
The airport is awaiting final confirmation from the NCAA visitor team, which is expected on March 30, 2021.
“I spent more than a year on this project after I took office from my predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, who initiated it,” the NAN governor said.
“What we are doing now is putting points in I and crossing Ta. For now, I think all the requirements are on the ground.
“I believe that when the aviation authorities’ inspection teams arrive, they will be satisfied with what we have done and grant us a license to commercially use the airport.”
According to NAN, the Bayels State Government has signed a framework agreement with the Akwa Ibom State Government to ensure that Ibom flies by air at the beginning of the flight.