By Kenneth Ehigiator
Jigawa StateÂ Â government has joined the train of states developing airports to boost trade and other economic activities in their terrain.
Since enthronement of democratic governance in Nigeria in 1999, such states as Akwa Ibom, Katsina, Gombe and Asaba have embarked on airport building projects.
Similarly, others such as Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, amongst others, have also been tinkering with the idea of having their own airports.
Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, told newsmen in an interview at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, that the state was desirous of having its own airport as soon as possible.
According to him, the facility will help to boost economic activities in the state by opening it up to the outside world.
Governor Lamido said the government would like to involve the private sector in the building of the airport, stressing that the public-private participation (PPP) was more attractive to the state.â€œIt is (airport) through the normal source of funding in Nigeria, the private sector participation,â€ he said.