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Minister Rules Out Sabotage In Kaduna Airport Fire

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The Supervising Minster of Aviation, Dr. Samuel Ortom has ruled out sabotage as the likely cause of the fire incident at the control tower of the Kaduna Airport.

Dr. Ortom made this disclosure after undertaking an inspection tour of the Airport and the debris of the Control Tower.

He explained that preliminary investigations revealed the unlikelihood of sabotage as the cause of the fire in view of the tight security at the airport.

However, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and other relevant agencies have commenced investigations to identify the remote and immediate cause of the accident.

The Airport has commenced operations following the deployment of a mobile emergency control tower from Abuja.

Earlier, the Managing Director of NAMA Ibrahim Abdulsalam while conducting the minister round the burnt tower assured the minister that all hands are on deck to return the situation to normalcy.

The Minister who was accompanied by Directors from the ministry and Heads of parastatals also inspected the on-going remodelling projects.

The MD of FAAN Engr. Saleh Dunoma while conducting the minister round the Terminal building said a new terminal is being rebuilt to serve the ever growing economy of the vibrant state. The Minister gave a directive for the speedy completion of the project because of the strategic location of Kaduna as a former regional capital. The Supervising Minister was also accompanied on the inspection by the Engr. Benedict Adeyileka, Acting Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt Sam Caulcrick, Rector of Nigeria College of Aviation Technology.

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