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Nigeria Air: Aviation minister denies paying $300m for 5% stake

Nigeria Air: Aviation minister denies paying $300m for 5% stake

Minister of state for aviation,Hadi Sirika has said that the federal government is not paying $300 million for a five per cent stake in Nigeria Air. In responses to questions raised about the national carrier which was launched on Wednesday, July 18, Sirika said the government is providing startup capital for the airline. “The government

National Carrier: Sirika meets Airplane Manufacturers and Prospective Investors 

As of efforts towards the launch of a new national carrier, Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika Monday engaged engaged the Management of Aeroplane manufacturers Airbus in negotiations for the acquisition of the desired aircraft. According to the Minister, the ongoing International Air Show was an opportunity to negotiate with airline manufacturers with

FG developing a viable aviation hub in Nigeria, Sirika seeks foreign investment in sector

The federal government has emphasised its commitment to developing a new aviation hub which will take full advantage of Nigeria’s potentials. Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, who stated this during the Fourth Aviation Stakeholders’ Forum on Thursday in Abuja disclosed that this will be achieved through increased trade and inflow of Foreign Direct


The Federal government  in pursuance of its resolve to carry along all critical players in the aviation industry in the formulation and execution of its programmes will this week unveil Transaction Advisers recently appointed for some major projects in the sector.  Towards this end, an Aviation Stakeholders Forum has been scheduled for Thursday March 29th

Perm Sec seeks accurate statistics on aviation

The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari has tasked the Aviation Statistical Committee to ensure accurate and reliable aviation data to support the nation’s economic growth. Zakari made this call while delivering his welcome address at opening ceremony of the 2nd Aviation Statistical Committee meeting held Keffi, Nassarawa State recently. He declared that the

Arik resumes operations after ‘resolving’ dispute with workers

The management of Arik Air says it has resumed operations after an unexpected industrial action by its workers left passengers stranded in various airports across the country. In a statement signed by Adebanji Ola, head of corporate communications, the airline apologised for the disruptions. “The cabin crew members of our flight operations team earlier this

Lawmakers express disgust over state of Nigerian airports

The members of the National Assembly’s joint committee on aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable state of some airports in Nigeria, particularly the Enugu and Port Harcourt International airports. Muhammad Adamu, APC-Kebbi Central, explained how unhappy he was after a tour of the facility of the Port Harcourt International Airport despite the fact