Abuja airport second runway to gulp N63b, says minister
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said construction of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is projected to cost N63b, adding that although N10b was proposed for its construction in the 2017 budget, only a paltry N3b was released. The minister, who disclosed this during a budget Defence at…
ICAO, ACI urge African nations to prioritise airport infrastructure development
Global air transport regulatory body, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Airport Council International (ACI) have urged Nigeria and other African countries to prioritise...
Committee begins review of 120 safety recommendations, implementation by airlines, others
An aviation special committee yesterday began reviewing 120 safety recommendations and their implementation by airlines, regulators and aircraft manufacturers among others.
FG appoints transaction advisers for national carrier, airport concession, others
The Federal Government has appointed transaction advisers, comprising 16 firms, for the establishment of a national carrier and concession of major airports in the country.The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika...
Aviation ministry approves carrying of arms for airports’ security officers
The Federal Government has approved the carrying of arms for Aviation Security (AVSEC) officers at airports across the country as part of measures to improve security of lives and property. Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who disclosed this yesterday, said the AVSEC personnel would soon be given licenses to carry arms, to complement…
Aviation unions threaten strike over N45b Nigeria Airways pension arrears
Workers’ unions in the aviation industry have threatened to shut the airspace and ground all flight activities in protest against the Federal Government’s refusal to pay N45b pension and gratuities of Nigeria Airways ex-workers.
NIMET forecasts early onset of rainfall
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has predicted earlier than normal rainfall in 2018.The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, unveiled this yesterday in Abuja.She disclosed that the seasonal rainfall forecast would start in late February in the south, and late June in the extreme north.
Airlines to save N11.6b yearly from removal of VAT, others
The planned review and removal of the mandatory Value Added Tax (VAT) on all air travel tickets issued in the aviation sector will save local airlines at least N11.55 billion in revenue yearly.
‘New national carrier to drive open sky treaty, benefits’
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that plan for a new national carrier is already at an advanced stage and its set up will drive the open sky treaty recently signed with 22 African countries.