A MOTION PRESENTED BY HON. KASHIMU MAIGARI, Member Representing Jalingo, Yorro & Zing.
There is Need to Upgrade Danbaba Danfulani Suntai Airport Jalingo to an International Airport.
Notes that Danbaba Danfulani Suntoi Airport, Jalingo is a State-owned Airport that was upgraded and completed in 2014 and currently serving Jalingo State Capital of Taraba;
Also notes that Taraba State being an agro-producing state the airport serves as a huge opportunity to
boost the state 's economy, which is termed as Nature Gift to the Nation, will equally serve as a link to
other parts of the country:
Informed that the Airport is a passenger airport with only' one route, trip from Abuja to Jalingo operated
by Overland Airways;
Concerned the potentials of Taraba State to attract economic and social development both locally and
internationally due to the presence of so many tourist attractions would not be optimally achieved
without an International Airport.
Disturbed that the numerous tourist attractions and investments in Taraba State such as the Mambilla
Plateau, Gashaka Gumti National Park, Chappal Waadi Resort, Kambari Game Reserve, Kashimbila
Game Reserve, Jolly Nyame Stadium' among others are practically becoming non-existent due to the
absence of an International Airport in the State.
(i) Urge the Federal Ministry of Aviation and other relevant, authorities to upgrade the status of
Jalingo, Airport, to an International Airport with state-of-the-at facilities and liaise with the
Taraba State Government for the possible taking-over of the Airport
(ii) Mandate the Committee on Aviation to ensure compliance.