Two aeroplanes on Friday landed at the new International Cargo Airport in Damaturu, Yobe State, for a test run ahead of the official opening of the airport.
The first plane with registration number NAF 961, landed at 1:59 p.m., while the second, registered as N100EK, carrying medical consumables for the treatment of COVID-19, landed about 30 minutes later.
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, who witnessed the historic event, expressed happiness over the aircraft landing and completion of the project.
He said: “This is a promise made and promise kept. We have delivered. The next step will be commissioning of the airport by the special Grace of God.”
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