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Yobe creates dedicated account for N11bn airport project

By NewsDesk,

The Yobe State Government has created a dedicated account solely for ongoing construction of N11 billion Damaturu International Cargo Airport, with aim to ensure completion of before the tenure expiration of the present administration.

It disclosed that funds inside the created account for payment of procurement and other expenses, expressing satisfaction speed level and quality of work at the airport.

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, directed contractors to ensure they complete the project and that fund should no longer be issue for execution of the project since the dedicated was created.

Speaking on the development on Tuesday while inspecting work on the project in Kalallawa village, 17 kilometres from Damaturu, Gaidam disclosed that the state government had paid N5.6 billion out of the N11.3 billion contractual fee.

According to the governor, the project is cost effective compared to airports constructed at over N63 billion in other states.

Gaidam hinted work has reached 51.5 per cent completion with impressive speed and quality and that the contract was awarded in September 2017, with 15 months completion period.

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