From Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
The first aeroplane with registration number NAF 961 on Friday landed in a test run at the new International Cargo Airport, Damaturu at about 1:59pm.
While the second plane numbered N100EK, carrying medical consumables for the treatment of COVID-19 also landed about 30 minutes later.
Speaking on the development, the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, who witnessed the historic event, expressed his happiness.
“This is promise made and promise kept. We have delivered. The next step will be commissioning of the airport by the special Grace of God.”, Buni said.
It will be recalled that the contract for the construction of the International Cargo Airport was awarded in September 2017 by the immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Gaidam.