Jigawa awards N2.2bn contract for Dutse International Airport

By The Citizen

The Jigawa State Government has awarded two contracts at the cost of N2.2 billion for the Phase 1B of the Dutse International Airport.

The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Babandi, told newsmen at the end of the State Executive Council meeting in Dutse that the contracts would facilitate the completion of the airport project by September.

'Today, Council approved the contract for the Phase 1 B of the international airport project. The contract include additional access roads and apron; construction of security fence; control tower; fire station and emergency centre and air traffic control system.

'The total contract sum for the two companies is N2,211,126,812. 63. This is a representation of the government's desire for the completion of the project by September in preparation for this year's Hajj pilgrimage so that the pilgrims can start using the airport.'

Babandi explained that Dantata and Sawoe Nigeria Ltd. was awarded a N1billion contract for the perimeter fencing and construction of access road to the airport.