Sirika inaugurates committee to review impact of seasonal rainfall
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee with the responsibility of reviewing the impact of seasonal rainfall prediction (SRP) 2015-2018 of the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET), on the nation’s food security.
Land dispute may delay re-opening of Enugu Airport
Depite the pledge by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, would be completed and reopened by April 2020, there are indications that a land dispute between the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria ...
Declare cost of Enugu airport contract, lawyer urges aviation minister
Lagos based human rights lawyer, Mr. Osita Enwe has written a freedom of information letter to the minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, requesting the details of the contract specifications for the work at Akanu Ibiam International airport, Enugu.
AMCON proposes Arik Air as new national carrier
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday proposed the adoption of Arik Air as the new national carrier.
FEC okays N1.7b to retool Zaria, Katsina airports
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N1.7 billion for the procurement and installation of communications equipment at the Zaria and Katsina airports.
FG will support establishment of Ekiti airport, says Minister
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that the federal government would support everything about the airport project of the Ekiti State Government, particularly the cargo aspect of it, because of the good atmospheric condition of the state
‘Nigeria’s air traffic has risen by 8%’
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says the liberalisation of Nigeria’s airspace has led to an annual traffic growth of eight per cent. The minister said the goal of the liberalisation was to make Nigeria the hub of West African sub-region. Sirika said the Federal Government planned to make air travel the preferred mode…
Six more countries okay single transport market agenda for Africa
The chances of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) have brightened as six new countries endorsed open skies agenda for the continent. While two of the new entrants had already signed, bringing the signatories to 29, four others are due to make official submissions this month.
Battle for the souls of airlines in a toxic environment
The much-awaited new national carrier is expected to address the problems of capacity. But the proposed airline and equally important private operators cannot hope to survive, if fixing the unfriendly business environment and workable guidelines for fair competition are still afterthoughts. WOLE OYEBADE writes.