The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri has expressed satisfaction that all facilities at the State owned airport have been put in place for take off of commercial operations.
Diri, confirmed the airports readiness for flight operations after onsite assessment of the facility ahead of a final certification on March 30.
In a statement on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the Governor said that the state government had provided the required facilities for the smooth take-off of operations at the airport.
Diri 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.”
The Governor expressed the hope that after the inspection and final submission of the reports, commercial activities would 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 and other top government functionaries.