Indictations emerged on Monday that the Federal Government might have placed a ban on private planes landing at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Though Major General Chris Olukolade, the spokesperson for the Defence Headquarters stated that the ban was for security reasons, he did not state the nature of the security concerns.
Street Journal’s findings revealed that the security concern might not be unconnected with the protests that rocked Kano following the emergence of former Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.
Many had thought Alhaji Lamido Ado Bayero, the eldest son of the immediate past Emir would emerge.
When contacted, aviation spokesman, Yakubu Dati, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation said the NCAA has not banned any plane. He said “we as an authority, we have not banned any plane from landing in Kano. You know there is civil aviation and there is also military aviation which supersedes ours.
They don’t consult anybody. They just go ahead with their decision since it is about security,”
Street Journal gathered that the plane that conveyed Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State to Kano on Monday morning, was not cleared to land by the airport commander.
Meanwhile, the turbaning of the new Emir was slated for Monday.