The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri has said that the Bayelsa State-owned airport is ready for commercial flight operations.
The Governor made this disosure during visit to the facility in preparation for a final certification visitation by the country’s aviation regulatory authorities on March 30.
In a statement released on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Governor Diroi was quoted as saying that the state government had made available the required facilities for the smooth take-off of operations at the airport.
Dirk said: “I have spent over one year on this project after taking over from my predecessor in office, Senator Seriake Dickson, who initiated it. What we are doing now is dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. So far, I think every requirement is on ground.
“I believe when the inspection teams from the aviation authorities come, they would be satisfied with what we have done and grant us the licence for commercial use of the airport.”
Governor Diri is of the belief that the inspection and final submission of the reports, commercial operationswould commence at the airport.
He was accompanied on the visit by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Moses Teibowei, his Information, Orientation and Strategy counterpart, Ayibaina Duba, Managing Director of the Bayelsa Airport, Captain Bunmi Williams, among others