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Aviation fuel: Chidoka meets delegation of major marketers


THE Minister of Aviation, Mr Osita Chidoka, imet with the officials of the Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) on Thursday in Abuja in an effort to ensure the availability of aviation fuel.

Chidoka said the objective of the meeting was to discuss issues concerning the aviation industry, review them and agree on possible ways to keep the industry alive.

While observing that aviation fuel was the blood of the industry, the minister stressed the need to bring stakeholders together to harmonise positions on how to ensure continuous supply of the product.

According to the minister, to keep the blood flowing, all parts of the value chain must be brought together harmoniously.

“As you all know, fuel is a major component of the aviation industry and in terms of cost, it is one of the big projects in the industry and how, when and where it is delivered is of great importance to the industry.

“So, I am happy we are here; we will be willing to look at issues together, review them and also come to an agreement on the best possible means of making sure that the industry is kept alive because the blood of the industry is actually the fuel.”

Chidoka expressed the hope that the meeting would be the beginning of interactions between the ministry and MOMAN towards ensuring harmonious relationship in the operation of the aviation sector.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that after the briefing, the Minister commenced the closed-door meeting with the MOMAN delegation led by its Executive Secretary, Mr Obafemi Olawore. (NAN)

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