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‘Relocate Katsina Airport Project And Risk 2027’ – Katsina Elders Warn Tinubu, Wike



The President Bola Tinubu of the Katsina Elders’ Forum has been advised to immediately revoke the intention to move the renovated airport rescue and firefighting vehicles project of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, to the south, or face the possibility of 2027.

The president was cautioned by the forum, an umbrella organization of senior citizens in Katsina State, not to move some Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ministries to the southern region of the nation.

Following a closed-door meeting, the forum’s secretary, Aliyu Mohammed, briefed the media in Katsina on the resolutions adopted at the meeting. He said that the relocation move was a deliberate attempt to severely impair the socioeconomic operations of Northern Nigeria.

He stated that the contractor for the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport’s renovated airport rescue and firefighting vehicle project wrote to Mr. Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation, asking its relocation for dubious grounds.

He clarified that individuals he referred to as Nigeria’s adversaries, who oppose the country’s unity, were misadvising President Tinubu on moving the FAAN, CBN offices, and the Katsina airport project to the southern region of the nation.

Mohammed stated: “Therefore, we are warning Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu to reverse these unconstitutional decisions as long as he is interested in returning in 2027 and as long as he is interested in the votes of the Northerners.” Whoever is giving him advice on such matters is working against the interests of the nation.

“This individual has no interest in the Nigeria project. And the North has no problem telling Tinubu directly that, once he begins relocating all these important departments to Lagos, we are not prepared to re-elect him in 2027.

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However, he charged that Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, was using every available means to enter Abuja with kidnappers in order to refine the federal government’s plan to relocate these projects.

The FCT Minister is extending an invitation to the Israelis to come and secure Abuja, he claims. Before Wike became a minister in Abuja, we had never heard of any kidnappings there.

The forum’s secretary urged President Tinubu to put more effort into solving the numerous security issues plaguing the North than transferring projects that would improve the local economy to other areas of the nation.

“Tinubu is not making any effort to curb the insecurity and is moving all these departments, despite the insecurity situation in the North,” he continued.

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