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134 projects completed in aviation sector – Minister

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The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday, said the federal government has completed 134 of 157 projects initiated and executed in aviation industry between 2015 and 2019. Mr. Sirika, a former senator, disclosed this while inaugurating some projects executed by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and Nigerian ...

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FG rakes in N45bn from aviation agencies despite poor infrastructure

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Revenue generating agencies in the aviation industry remitted over N45 billion to the federal government between 2015 and 2018, amid poor airport infrastructure, absence or obsolete landing aids and inadequate manpower development. These revenue generating agencies include the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), which are mandated ...

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Infrastructure crisis as a matter of urgency- IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for urgent attention to address the infrastructure crisis  affecting the future of the aviation sector. The Director-General of IATA, Mr Alexandre de Juniac, made the call in his keynote address at the Singapore Air Show Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS). The summit has the theme:“Re-imagining Aviation’s Future’’. A copy of de Juniac’s speech ...

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Anambra State flags off the Umueri Airport City Project

Umueri Airport City Project

Chief Obiano reports that  Anambra State flagged off the Umueri Airport City Project. It has a model that will accommodate an airport with two runways, an aviation fuel dump, an airport hotel, an industrial business park, an international convention centre as well as a facility for aircraft maintenance. The project is estimated to cost over 2 billion US Dollars. It ...

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AMCON, Nigerian aviation’s knight in shining armour

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The Cable reports that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) recently took over control of Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline in order, we are told, to protect their anxious creditors, prevent a catastrophic shutdown of services to the public and preserve the jobs of their long-suffering employees. Arik, has debts of over 300 Billion Naira and needs the immediate ...

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Minister of State for Aviation alleviates fear over airports’ concession

Minister of State for Aviation alleviates fear over airports’ concession

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Abubakar Sirika, has alleviated fears that the on-going moves to concession four airports would be injurious to the country. The Guardian reports that Sirika, who appeared before House of Representatives Committee on Aviation led by Mrs. Nkiruka Onyejiocha, also faulted the notion that there was a mass retrenchment of workers in the ...

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