The newly constructed Bauchi state International Airport can provide job opportunities to at least 3, 400 indigenes of the state when it begins full operations by March, this year.
A renowned politician, Alhaji Danladi O.C Kwano, who is also the chairman of the social group, Bauchi Volunteers Forum, stated this yesterday in a chat with newsmen. He opined that the best dividend of democracy any government could deliver to the electorate was to carry out projects and programmes that “can revitalise the economy and empower the masses.”
He said: “The airport which the state had been yearning for, about 50 years ago, will not only solve the aviation problem faced by the state, but will go a long way in providing job opportunities to the teeming restive citizens. According to our survey, it can employ at least 3, 400 people.”
He described the long -gitated airport as “one of the best” in the country “considering the availability of the latest navigational equipment that can be found anywhere in the world.”
Kwano, who said he was amazed by what he saw on ground during the group’s inspection visit to the airport recently, stated that the Bauchi state government meant business on the project by keeping to standards.
He charged the youth, whom he described as “people that can make or mar the society,” to always vote for the candidates who would come up with programmes that could impact positively on their lives.