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The Chairman Ministerial Security sub Committee on the movement of Abuja International Airport Operations to Kaduna, Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG (operations), Alkali Baba Usman on Friday, said 24-hours security surveillance (close observation) will be mounted around the Kaduna airport and environs for protection of live and property.
AIG Usman, who declared the Kaduna and its Airport safe to receive flights diversion from Abuja, said the repair and fixing of equipment is 95 percent completion.
He explained that, they are in Kaduna on inspection to access the security situation around the state and the airport which everything is in order.
Usman, added that the security arrangement is 90% okay:”We are ministerial sub-committee on the airport diversion project, our mandate is to ensure that there is security on the roads and at the airport and the terminal”
According to him:” so far so good from what we have seen right from Abuja to Kaduna all aspects of preparation in terms of security we are 90 per cent okay”
“Our level of deployment on the roads has been accessed and we have marked where we will cover in terms of patrol going and coming to Abuja
“We have also make arrangement to also protect the airport and equipment, building and everywhere, and before proper take up everything must be on ground”
Usman, said they were satisfied with the arrangements so far adding that everything will be completed before the actual date of take -ff.
“We have also ensure that all hotels and place of interest are protected and guided and we are going to increase patrol visibility,” AIG said.
Usman, however, assured passengers that all hands are on deck to sustain the peace in the state.
On her part, Kaduna Airport Manager, Mrs Amina Salami, said so far the airport is almost 95 per cent completion.
“You must have seen the terminal is big and can take all the international flights that may be coming in, along with the domestic airlines. To our advantage with the Hajj terminal which is already on ground, “she said.
The airport Manager, explained that in the event part of the new terminal building is not ready: “we will also use part of the Hajj terminal which is to our own advantage.”
Salami, added that arrangements have been put in place for adequate security in and around the airport vicinity.