Buhari shows commitment to well-being of Nigerians by paying ex Nigeria Airways staff – Minister

The minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the commitment to the well-being of Nigerians led President Muhammadu Buhari to end the 14 year wait and suffering of the 5996 former staffers of Nigeria Airways who have started receiving payment of their pension arrears and other benefits from the federal government. Alhaji Lai Mohammed who said this in his speech at the rally organised by the ex-workers of Nigerian Airways in Lagos on Friday to support the re-election of President Buhari, noted that since the liquidation of Nigerian…

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President Buhari unveils Abuja new terminal, restates FG’s commitment in making Nigeria aviation hub

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of the federal government in making Nigeria the headquarters of aviation in the West Africa sub region. President Buhari stated this in his keynote address at the unveiling of the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja today, which was funded by Chinese Exim Bank with counterpart funding from  the federal government and constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). The unveiling of the new terminal is coming within two months after a similar one was commissioned at…

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Sirika pledges collaboration with IFATCA towards enhancing safety

The federal government of Nigeria has pledged to collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the aviation industry in a bid to ensure the continuous safety and seamlessness of air navigation in the country.  The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who made these remarks Monday while declaring open the 29th International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA) Africa and Middle East Regional Meeting at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja said government was prepared to partner with the international body of air traffic controllers in a bid to ensure safe skies both…

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Sirika, aviation agencies heads, 400 delegates to converge in Asaba for NUATE conference 

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, heads of aviation agencies and over four hundred delegates are expected to converge in Asaba, Delta state capital for the national delegates conference of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE).  According to the general secretary of NUATE, Comrade Olayinka Abioye, the 10th quardrennial national delegates conference with its theme, ‘Public, private Partnership in aviation industry – Perspective from investors, labour and management’ will feature awards.  Comrade Abioye explained that past leaders of the NUATE will be honoured including heads of…

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Sirika to participate at NAMA’s stakeholders interactive forum in Lagos

The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika is to lead a high-powered federal government delegation to Lagos as the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) holds its first stakeholder’s interactive forum for the year 2018. The minister who has confirmed attendance will be the special guest of honour and is expected to declare the event open. The NAMA Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, the 11th of September, 2018 at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja is expected to attract key industry players, experts, service providers,…

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Capt Wada tasks aviation stakeholders on frequent collapse of domestic airlines  

The former governor of Kogi state, Capt Idris Wada has tasked aviation stakeholders to find solution to the frequent collapse of domestic airlines in the country in order to ensure their survival in business. Speaking at the dinner and awards to unveil the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers’ NAAPE compendium of 50 outstanding pilots  and engineers in Lagos Capt. Wada said the life spam of any domestic airline was too short in the country. He noted that domestic airlines hardly last for more than a decade, stressing that…

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Sirika dismisses report compelling public servants to fly Nigeria Air

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has dismissed the report that he is compelling public servants to fly Nigeria Air Senator Sirika said there was no time in promoting Nigeria Air that he publicly or otherwise said the public servants must fly the new airline. The minister while responding on his twitter handle @hadisirika to a report on one of Nigeria’s electronic media (television), denied ever saying that public servants must fly the new Nigeria Air.   The minister said, “I never said public servants must fly Nigeria…

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FG unveils new national carrier, Nigeria Air

Nigeria now has a new national carrier as the federal government on Wednesday in London at the ongoing Farnborough International Airshow unveiled, Nigerian Air, the country’s new national carrier. Speaking during the unveiling, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed that the government will not own more than five per cent of the airline. Sirika stated that: “This is an important day for Nigeria. The largest economy in Africa, largest population, GDP of around half a billion dollars, and the only true aviation player in West and…

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