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Bauchi Govt bows to turn ATB International Airport to regional hub —– —– —— —— Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has expressed the readiness of his administration to turn to Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Bauchi to regional hub. —- Governor Bala Mohammed disclosed this when he received in audience, a 7 – Man Technical Inspection Team of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority at the Government House Bauchi. —- The governor observed that turning the airport to regional hub would enable Nigerians travel to major cities of the world notably UAE, China and Saudi Arabia. — Governor Bala Mohammed who lamented the huge bills the state incures from the aviation agencies upto the tune of seven hundred million (N700,000), said he will look at all options including concession. " I thank you most sincerely for this visit, I appreciate what you are doing considering the fact that I once worked in the aviation industry. "I intend to turn the airport as a regional hub to enable Nigerians travel to major cities of the world." – – Governor Bala Mohammed therefore promised to look into their observations and recommendation so as to ensure effective service delivery. – – The leader of the delegation, who is the Director, Aerodrome and Airspace Standards Engr. T. A. Odunowo, also accompanied by the Director Consumer Protection, Alhaji Adamu Ahmed Abdullahi and General Manager, Air Navigation Standards, Ahmad Abba, said the visit is to conduct a surveillance inspection to assess the airport facilities, equipments and services so as to ensure compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations. — — " Your Excellency, this visit is part of the regulatory oversight functions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority"

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