Aviation minister commissions Sokoto Hajj terminal, flags-off 2024 operations

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo has commissioned the Sultan Abubakar International Airport, Sokoto Hajj Terminal.

This event also celebrated the flagging off of the 2024 first flight Hajj operation in Sokoto state and the renaming of the facility to Sen. Aliyu Wamakko Hajj Terminal.

In a press release issued by a media aidee to the Minister, Tunde Moshood , the Aviation Minister underscored the importance of the Hajj terminal, stating, “The commissioning of this terminal is a testament to our commitment to enhancing the aviation infrastructure in Nigeria and improving the experience of our pilgrims.

“This facility will not only serve the immediate needs of Hajj pilgrims but will also bolster the overall capacity and efficiency of our aviation sector.”

Keyamo, reaffirmed the government’s dedication to continuous improvement in the aviation sector, promising more developments to come.

In his remarks, governor Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto commended the federal government and the ministry for their dedication to improving aviation infrastructure in the region.

He noted, “The development of this terminal is a crucial step in facilitating the smooth transit of our pilgrims and ensuring their comfort and safety. This is a proud moment for Sokoto state.”

The renaming of the terminal to Sen. Aliyu Wamakko Hajj Terminal was the highlight of the event, honouring the significant contributions of Senator Wamakko to the development of Sokoto state and the aviation sector.

Also speaking Senator Wamakko expressed his gratitude, saying, “This recognition is a profound honour. I am deeply committed to the continued progress of our state and our nation.”

On his part, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammed Saad Abubakar III, lauded the efforts of all stakeholders involved in this project and emphasized the importance of such initiatives in fostering national unity and development.

“This terminal stands as a symbol of our collective effort towards achieving greater heights in our national development,” said.