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

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

FG tackles multiple charges, infrastructure, other issues at airports

In response to various complaints by stakeholders on issues bedeviling the aviation sector in Nigeria, the Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika has inaugurated the Task-force on Regulatory Matters in Aviation Sector. The committee which was set up on the directive of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was given the assignment to look into

Nigeria will not be a weak link in global aviation security – Sirika

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to taking aviation security to the next level and not be a global weak link. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika voiced out the country’s commitment to the global aviation security while addressing participants at the ongoing Regional ministerial conference on aviation security entitled ‘Global

Aviation minister orders investigation, sanction as Aero disembarks passengers with ladder

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has directed an immediate investigation into the use of unauthorized equipment by Aero Contractors Airlines at the conclusion of a charter flight to Bauchi on Saturday. In a statement on Sunday signed by his Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, James Odaudu, Sirika said the act is inconsistent

Aviation Permanent Secretary hails conduct of airport officials

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Hajia Binta Bello, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of airport officials. She gave the commendation on Thursday in Lagos at a stakeholders’ meeting on Corruption Risk Assessment in the Aviation Sector. The meeting was jointly organised by the ministry and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related

Aviation can boost Nigeria’s GDP with favourable policies – Experts

Aviation experts said on Tuesday that the industry was capable of boosting Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), if the government could formulate favourable policies. In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the experts who reviewed the performance of the sector ahead of the country’s 55th Independence anniversary on Oct. 1,

Eid-el-Fitr: Aviation perm sec charges Nigerians on peaceful coexistence

The permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation, Hajiya Binta Bello on Thursday congratulated the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the ramadan fast, adding that the exercise should foster peace among Nigerians. She also urges them to allow their experiences during the fasting period to guide their daily lifestyles. As contained in a statement by Assistant Director

FG is determined to rid aviation sector of corruption – Chidoka

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Osita Chidoka, has expressed the determination of the Federal Government to stamp out corruption at the nation’s aviation sector. Chidoka said this at the presentation of report on the activities of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) at the airports in Abuja on Thursday. He said that

FG declares Asaba airport unsafe, downgrades it

The federal government has down-graded the Asaba Airport over the failure of the Delta State Government to put in place measures that would guarantee the safety and security of passengers using the airport. According to a statement Tuesday by Assistant Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Aviation James Odaudu, with the downgrading which takes

Produce employers not job seekers, aviation minister tells universities

Minister of Aviation Osita Chidoka has urged Nigerian universities to strive to produce graduates who would become employers of labour rather than job seekers warning that the days of white collar jobs are almost over. According to a statement Tuesday by the Assistant Director, Press & Public Affairs in the ministry; Mr. James Odaudu, Chidoka

Chidoka promises full implementation of aviation accident reports

Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has disclosed that days of non-implementation of accident investigation reports in the aviation sector will soon be over. Chidoka who promised that the ministry intends to accomplish a 100 percent implementation threshold said the aviation sector makes no provision for any failure margin not matter how low, and that non-implementation