The immediate past governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has taken a maiden flight from the Lafia Cargo Airport.
Al-Makura, took off from the airport with some members of his family and aides shortly after handing over power to his successor, Engr Abdullahi Sule.
He took off at exactly 1:45pm on a chartered flight HS-125 with registration number T7-AAK.
Speaking shortly before taking off, the outgone governor said he feels fulfilled by taking the first flight from the airport.
“I feel fulfilled, i feel grateful to Almighty God for making it possible to make a promise and fulfil it.I am over joyed, if I should tell you what is in my mind, I am over joyed, I am excited”.
“I am privileged, I am lucky that today being the last day in office is coinciding with the first maiden flight in Lafia airport,” Al-Makura said.
Also speaking, the consultant of Lafia airport, Captain Bala Jibrin, who is the pilot of one of the chartered aircraft that landed at the airport said the project is yet to be completed.
Jibrin, who said it was a visual landing, also said it was a test flight to make sure the work done is correct from the pilot’s point of view.
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