Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state has met with the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria Dr. Fahad Obaid Al-Taflaq to request for the return of Emirates Airline flight to Kano route.
Ganduje made the request on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to at the UAE embassy in Abuja, according to a statement by Abba Anwar, the governor’s press secretary.
In his remarks, the governor explained to the ambassador the big market opportunities in the state for Emirates and other airlines coming from many destinations of the world.
“Kano is a gateway for connecting to other destinations of the world. Emirates Airlines was sometime in the past one of our friendly Airline of the state. We want renew that relationship again,” he said.
Responding to governor Ganduje’s request for the return of Emirates Airlines to Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA),Mr. Obaid said: “This request is very vital and will be handed down to appropriate quarter.”
“This request I am sure will be under serious consideration by the Airline in Allah’s Name. Though Airlines routes distribution is widely across the global community, but then Kano is an important route that something should be done about it,” he promised.