• Former aviation minister commends Jonathan at 59, says he is committed to peace, growth and development of Nigeria

    Former aviation minister commends Jonathan at 59, says he is committed to peace, growth and development of Nigeria

    Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former aviation minister under Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated his former boss as he celebrates his 59th birthday, calling him a selfless leader who is committed to the peace, growth and development of Nigeria.

    Issuing a press statement to the media yesterday, the former minister described Jonathan as an exemplary leader whom in a quest to ensure the continued unity of Nigeria, conceded defeat to president Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

    The statement reads in part “Happy 56th birthday to President Goodluck Jonathan, a man of honor and peace […]

  • How FG intends to make Nigeria hub for regional air travels – Aviation Minister explains

    How FG intends to make Nigeria hub for regional air travels – Aviation Minister explains

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has enumerated the vision of the President Muhammadu Buhari for the Aviation sector, adding that the government intends to gradually reposition the Nigerian Aviation industry in a way that it would turn the nation into a regional hub for air transportation.

    Speaking while receiving a delegation from Airbus Group of France led by Ambassador of France in Nigeria, Denys Gauer, the minister stated that this is in view of […]

  • Abuja Airport to be shut for repairs – Aviation Minister, Sen Sirika

    Abuja Airport to be shut for repairs – Aviation Minister, Sen Sirika

    The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the Federal Government will concession the Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano international airports in the first phase of its concession programme.

    Sirika disclosed this at the 2016 Aviation Stakeholders Forum on Monday in Abuja. “The thinking is that just like every other place in the world, we will concession our airports and we are beginning with the big four, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.

    “It would have been ideal to take them […]

  • Reasons why we closed Benin, Asaba airports – Aviation minister

    Reasons why we closed Benin, Asaba airports – Aviation minister

    It was gathered that the Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, on Thursday said the Federal Government downgraded and closed down the Asaba and Benin airports, respectively, as a result of safety concerns.

    He spoke while riding a bicycle on his way to the Presidential Villa for his last Federal Executive Council meeting with the President in Abuja.

    Asked to state what legacy he would leave behind as minister, Chidoka said, “The legacy I want to leave behind is a legacy of safe […]