Archive #Aviation - ​Nigeria commences process to kick-start new national...

#Aviation – ​Nigeria commences process to kick-start new national airline

-

- Advertisment -
The Federal Government will appoint a transaction adviser next week as part of efforts to establish a new national carrier, an official has said.
 
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the new national carrier will ensure competition, cut in ticket costs and give Nigerians options to choose from.
 
Mr. Sirika, who briefed journalists after the Federal Executive Council meeting, said “….between now and Wednesday we will appoint transaction adviser for national carrier, once that is in place Nigerians will have options, they will be competition, good aircraft and this will bring the price down”.
 
The new national carrier, the minister explained, will be jointly run by the government and the private sector as an incentive for airlines flying the route.
Mr. Sirika also said the Federal Executive Council, FEC, approved about N3 billion for the completion of the rehabilitation work on terminal building phase II and international wing of the Port Harcourt International Airport.
 
He said that N1.6 billion would be expended on rehabilitation of the international wing of the airport while completion of work on the terminal building phase II of the airport would cost N1.4 billion.
 
According to him, the council approved the project as it is captured in the 2016 and 2017 budget.
“So, very soon we will complete that very important airport, especially the arrival, Port Harcourt airport has been tagged the worst airport in the world.
 
“But, by the grace of God and the wisdom of the council, it has been approved and will be completed.
“The upgrade and the rehabilitation of the terminal building, international wing of the Port Harcourt from N777, 726,669. 30 to N1,684,520,310.58.
 
“Second one, is the refurbishment of Port Harcourt airport terminal building phase II domestic wing from N746,830,782.12 to N1,411,662,855.67.’’
He stated that government had intensified efforts towards addressing the challenges of security and safety across the nation’s airports.
 
 Mr. Sirika said his ministry would organise a stakeholders forum where issues concerning the aviation industry would be deliberated upon with a view to finding solutions facing the sector.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

COVID-19: Nigeria to Launch 38 oxygen Plants Across the Country

President Muhammadu Buhari has given the go ahead for the launching of at least 36 oxygen plants across the...

Minister Talks Tough On Violence Against Women, Girls

By IJEOMA UKAZU | ...Says Nigeria Must Mainstream Gender Following the high rate of Violence Against Women And Girls, VAWG in...

Christian Aid Appoints First Director Based Outside the UK

Christian Aid has appointed its first director based outside the UK. Nigeria-based Ojobo Ode Atuluku will join the charity at the...

Lauretta Onochie’s Affiliation with APC Makes Her Unfit as INEC National Commissioner – KDI

Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI) has expressed concern on the nomination of Ms. Lauretta Onochie, a political appointee and Senior...

Schools must be Open, Accessible and Safe from Attacks, say African children

African children speak out about how the COVID-19 pandemic tipped an existing education safety crisis to breaking point While the...

Day of the African Child: Nigeria Children Advocates For A Better Continent

By IJEOMA UKAZU |  "There are children out there who are vulnerable to violence, exposed to danger, forced into labour,...

Must read

Minister Talks Tough On Violence Against Women, Girls

By IJEOMA UKAZU | ...Says Nigeria Must Mainstream Gender Following the...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: