The Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Douye Diri, has declared his administration’s commitment to ensuring that commercial flight operations begin at the state airport soon.

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He stated this during the visit of the Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command of the Nigerian Air Force, Yenagoa, Air Vice Marshal Ibukun Ojeyemi, and his team to Government House, Yenagoa.

A statement by his acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted Diri as saying, “You talked about a regimental training base at Toru-Orua that is yet to take off. Once I get the details, I assure you that we will expedite action for that base to take off.

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“Please, communicate and liaise with the government for anything that will lead to establishing your base fully.”

Air Vice-Marshal Ojeyemi congratulated the governor on behalf of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on his assumption of office.