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2020 pilgrimage exercise: NCPC boss inspects Asaba International Airport facilities

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The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC, Rev Yakubu Pam recently inspected facilities at the Asaba International Airport in readiness for this year’s December General Pilgrimage exercise to to Israel Rome and Greece.

The Executive Secretary after his inspection tour of the airport described it perfect and one of the best in the country after Lagos and Abuja.

He disclosed that. the Commission would be airlifting intending Pilgrims for the first time from Drive Ifeanyi Okowa for his developmental strides and for making sure that the facilities at the airport conform with global standards.

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The Airport Manager, Mr Austine Ayemidejor conducted the Executive Secretary round all the major facilities at the airport.

He intimated the NCPC helmsman that the critical facilities at the airport were duly certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA in line with global best practices.

The Manager explained that the Airport had three boarding gates, two arrivals, one for local and the other for International passengers.

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The Executive Secretary was also shown the three categories of the VIP lounge, arrival and departure halls, the control tower which he said is being supervised by officials of the NCAA as well as officials of the Nigerian Metreological Agency NIMET.

Mr Ayemidejor further elucidated that the runway at the airport is one of the best in the country which can take any aircraft no matter its size coupled with the good lighting system which would allow airlift of intending Pilgrims and landing of Pilgrims at night.

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He equally stated that the airport had done four international flights seamlessly.

He averred that all the COVID 19 protocols were being strictly followed to the latter to protect the passengers.

It would be recalled that the Commission commenced this year’s Airport inspection early in November and has so far inspected about eight international airports including Asaba which would be used for this year’s Pilgrimage operations.

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