President Goodluck Jonathan in Dutse on Thursday promised to ensure that all the 36 states in the country have a domestic airport each, if elected in April.
Jonathan, who is the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, made the promise while inaugurating 500 housing units built by Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido’s administration.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Jonathan said, “If I win the election, within my four years in office, I will establish domestic airports in all the remaining states without airport.
“We will work with the state governments to achieve that and Jigawa will be our focal point,” Jonathan promised.
He said that if airports were established, economic activities in the country would receive a boost.
The President commended Lamido for the development projects executed within four years, pointing out that the quality of those projects were of PDP standards.
Lamido said the housing estate was named after former governor of defunct Kano State, Alhaji Abubakar Rimi, to immortalise him for his selfless service during his administration before Jigawa was carved out of Kano.
Jonathan, who was on a two-day campaign visit inaugurated the estate, Igi-Yalwandamai road project, Manpower Development Institute, Rasheed Shekoni Hospital, Dutse and Birnikudu Local Government secretariat.