Sirika attains FRAeS, M.Sc in Air Transport Management

Nigeria’s Aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has attained the Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS) recognition, which is the highest award from the Royal Aeronautical Society of the United Kingdom. Also after the submission of his citation on ‘The development of Airline traffic in Nigeria and the relevance of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM)’, Sirika has obtained Masters of Science in Air Transport Management (M.Sc) from the City, University of London, Late March 2021, Sirika defended his thesis as he shared that: “Just defended my M.Sc Air Transport Management thesis…

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Sirika attains FRAeS, M.Sc in Air Transport Management

Nigeria’s Aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has attained the Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS) recognition, which is the highest award from the Royal Aeronautical Society of the United Kingdom. Also after the submission of his citation on ‘The development of Airline traffic in Nigeria and the relevance of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM)’, Sirika has obtained Masters of Science in Air Transport Management (M.Sc) from the City, University of London, Late March 2021, Sirika defended his thesis as he shared that: “Just defended my M.Sc Air Transport Management thesis…

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LAAC 2021 conference: FG outlines steps taken to improve operating environment of aviation industry

Photo Caption: From left Alhaji Muneer Bankole, MD/CEO, Med-View Airline; Captain Musa Nuhu, DG, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA; Mr Bernard Bankole, MD, Finchglow Travels; Engineer Akin Olateru, Commissioner/CEO, Accident Investigation Bureau representing Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation; Captain Alkali Modibbo, Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology at the 25th LAAC Annual Conference and Awards with the theme ‘Nigeria’s Aviation Industry: Management, Policy & Regulation’ held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday. The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed that the ministry of aviation in consultation…

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Air Peace acquisition of brand new planes in line with FG’s aviation roadmap- Sirika

…New planes acquisition to create 17,000 jobs The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has stated that the acquisition of brand new aircraft by Air Peace is in tandem with Federal Government’s roadmap for the nation’s aviation industry, adding that the feat is a step in the right direction. Sirika, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Aviation Ministry, Mr Hassan Musa, at a recently held delivery ceremony for Air Peace third E195-E2 aircraft, stressed that the use of brand new planes by Nigerian carriers would change the dynamics in…

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Air Peace takes delivery of 3rd brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft

Photo Caption: From left: Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, MD/CEO, Fidelity Bank PLC; Eng Hassan Musa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation representing Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika; Captain Musa Nuhu, DG, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA; Barrister Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace Airline; Mrs Alice Onyema, Vice Chairman and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, member, Senate Committee on Aviation during the ribbon-Cutting in celebration of the arrival of Air Peace 3rd Embraer 195-E2 aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday. Air Peace has taken delivery of its third brand new Embraer 195-E5…

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FG outlines benefits of designating four major international Airports as special economic zones

The federal ministry of Aviation has outlined the benefits of designating four major international Airports as special economic zones In a statement signed by James Odaudu, director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika stated that designating four major international Airports as special economic zones is to address issues concerning taxation, custom duties and fiscal issues in the Nigerian Aviation industry. Sirika explained that the request to the Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority, NEPZA for the designation under NEPZA Act require a holistic solution. It…

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FG envisages 20 – 30 years period for airport concession, outlines reasons for concession

The federal government has disclosed that the Ministry of Aviation is envisaging a minimum of twenty (20) to thirty (30) years period for the airport concession programme, which may be extended depending on performance and Nigeria’s best interests. The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who disclosed this in a statement signed by the director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, titled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Airport Concession, pointed out that ​infrastructure concessions of this nature come with a significant financial obligation which any responsible concessionaire will no…

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Nigeria records another milestone as NiMET graduates Gambian trainees

Photo Caption: Senator Hadi Sirika with the President Adama Barrow of The Gambia during the Minister’s visit The federal government through Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) will continue to support Gambia and other needy nations in the training of meteorological technicians to highlight the importance attached to the contribution of meteorology to sustainable socio-economic development, as well as safety of citizens. The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika stated this at the inaugural graduation ceremony of middle level meteorological technicians trained by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) held in Banjul, The…

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NCAA approves commercial flight operations at Bayelsa Airport

After months of expectation, the Bayelsa State-owned airport, on Saturday, finally got the nod of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence commercial flight operations. The NCAA director general, Capt. Nuhu Musa, presented the regulatory body’s approval letter to an elated Governor Douye Diri in Government House, Yenagoa, after the team completed the mandatory inspection of the airport and its facilities. Capt Nuhu said the airport met all airspace standards and is one hundred per cent ready for daytime flight operations. The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah,…

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Aviation stakeholders carpet Sirika on failure to inaugurate agencies boards, say development not good for transparency in the sector

Nigerian aviation industry stakeholders have carpeted the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, for deliberately refusing to inaugurate board of aviation agencies six years after the administration came onboard. The stakeholders observed that the failure of the minister to inaugurate the boards of aviation agencies can cast a thick shadow on transparency, accountability and responsibility in the sector. The aviation industry players stated that President Muhammadu Buhari about four years ago, approved the appointment of boards of directors to five out of the six agencies in the sector, but in…

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