85% projects completed in Wachakal, Yobe state – FG 

Federal Government of Nigeria has completed 85 percent project in the Wachakal airstrip, Nguru in Yobe State.

This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary, of the Ministry of Aviation, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, during a test flight conducted on the airstrip by the Permanent Secretary and officials of the Ministry recently.

Director of Aerodrome Development, Engr. Clement Olayinka Awogbami who represented the Permanent Secretary said despite the inflations that caught up with the project , which led to its review, coupled with challenges of limited resources, the Federal Government started the project about a year ago and, a significance progress has been recorded. This he attributed to the level of commitment and concern to reform in the aviation sector.

Head, Press and Public Affairs ,Odutayo Oluseyi in a press statement explained that the Director of Aerodrome of the Ministry, the design for the airstrip is expected to have Doppler Very High Frequency Omni Range (DVOR) equipment which would guide aircraft coming into the runway.