Sirika tours Caverton Helicopters facilities in Lagos

The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has paid a working visit to Lagos. Sen. Sirika did a facility tour of the Caverton Helicopters limited where he inspected their Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility (MRO), as well as the Flight Simulator Training Facility which are both under construction. Caverton MRO and Helicopter Simulator Training center is the only such facility in Africa and is beneficial to Nigerians especially to the technical market. The facility while building capacity for the industry will provide employment for Nigerians as well as save a…

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Aviation minister lauds Gov Obiano on Anambra Cargo airport

Aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has commended the Anambra State government for embarking on a cargo airport project that will positively impact on the economic development of the state and the South East region as a whole. The minister who made the commendation when he received the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano in his office, said the Federal Ministry of Aviation and its agencies will always give the necessary guide and cooperation to states embarking on such projects in order to ensure that all internationally set standards are…

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FG grants approval for Emirates Airlines to operate into Nigeria

Based on the undertaking by the authorities of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE), the Nigerian government has agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates Airlines from operating into and out of the country. According to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the commencement of the airline’s operations would however depend on the commencement of visa issuance by the UAE. “UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria. Commencement of the Visa…

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Sirika relocates to Enugu ahead of Akanu Ibiam International Airport reopening

Ahead of the planned reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu on Sunday 30th August 2020, minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has decided to immediately relocate to the coal city along with his officials and aides. The minister’s relocation to Enugu is to monitor the finishing touches being done by the contractors handling the runway reconstruction and installation of facilities at the airport. It is also to ensure that nothing stands in the way of the planned reopening. There have been apprehensions about the possibility of the resumption…

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Policy of Reciprocity: Air Peace boss lauds Sirika on positive revolution in Aviation

.. Dispatches 2 B777 aircraft to China on national assignment The chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has commended the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, for the decision of the federal government to enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations in the country as it opens its airspace. Onyema said this decision would elevate the image of Nigeria in the comity of nations and send signal to international airlines that it is no more business as usual. In a letter the…

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Resumption of Int’l flights : Nigeria to enforce principle of reciprocity

Nigeria will enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations in the country as it opens its airspace. What it means is that only airlines from countries that allow flights from Nigeria will be allowed to fly into and out of the country. Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this at Thursday’s media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. According to him, the country’s position is informed by the ban placed by some countries on flights from Nigeria, and that…

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Airport concession: ART urges FG to allay fears of unions, FAAN employees

The Aviation Safely Round Table Initiative, (ASRTI) has called on the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika to allay the fears of the unions and employees of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, with regards to the planned concession. In a communique issued at the end of its recent webinar with the theme: Nigerian airport concession: How far, so far, the participants said the process must be fair and transparent. The session acknowledged the necessity for government to concession airport terminals in order to reduce financial burden on the…

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Nigeria to resume international flights August 29th

.. As Airports gear up for resumption of international flights International flights which were suspended by the nation’s Aviation authorities in the country as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic globally, will resume on 29th August 2020. As a result, all evacuation flights which were introduced in the country in the wake of the ban on international flights occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, will end on 25th August 2020. The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who announced this at Monday’s briefing of the…

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Airport concession: Unions accuse Sirika of desperation to foist hidden agenda on Nigerians

… Set for nationwide public protests The aviation workers union have stated that the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika’s response to their position on the proposed concession of the country’s four airports has further exposed the faulty grounds of the airports concession programme and the desperation to foist a hidden agenda on Nigeria and Nigerians. The unions in a rejoinder to Senator Sirika’s response on their position that the proposed concession of the country’s four airports is a crime against Nigerian people and must be resisted frontally stated that…

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Senate calls for blacklisting of VIPs, others who flouts covid-19 protocols at airports

Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has called for the blacklisting of Very Important Personalities, VIP’s, and others who flouts covid-19 protocols at the nation’s airports. Senator Adeyemi who stated this in a commendation letter to the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and made available to the media, titled commendation on the preventive and protective measures taken to contain the spread of coronavirus at airports, stated that such individuals should be blacklisted at all airports and exposed on social media, stressing that this will serve as a…

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