President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Thursday flagged off the Wachakal Airstrip project in Karasuwa Local Government Area of Yobe.
Lawan said the project was designed to expand the runway and upgrade other facilities at the airstrip to accommodate small and medium aircrafts.
He said the remodelled airstrip would support the operations of security agencies as well as improve economic activities of in the state.
Also, Gov. Mai Mala Buni, commended the Federal Government for the airstrip project, adding that it demonstrated government commitment to develop the airstrip for the benefit of the people of the state.
In his remarks, Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, said the project was part of the President Buhari administration’s transformation agenda to enhance security as well as fast track social and economic development of the country. (NAN)