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COVID-19: Hon Nnaji suggests single interest loans, special grants for airlines; agencies

HOUSE of Representatives Committee Chairman on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has suggested a single digit interest loan for indigenous airline operators and special Federal Government grant to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NIMET). This is just as he also restated his position on the need for the aviation …

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NIS commends LASG on tackling COVID-19 pandemic, deploys new Comptroller to State

COMPTROLLER General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede has commended the Lagos state governor Babajide Sowolu and his team on measures put in place to tackle the menace of coronavirus pandemic. Babandede made this known through the newly appointed Lagos state comptroller NIS Doris Braimah as she paid a courtesy visit to the governor on Wednesday. Braimah stressed that …

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COVID-19: FG announces extension for international airports closure

Promises Ex-Nigeria Airways staff payment balance FEDERAL Government of Nigeria has added another two weeks to the closure of international airports in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika. This is just as he has promised workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways that modalities have been put in place to ensure their …

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Covid-19: Dana Air to keep middle seats empty upon resumption 

UPON resumption of flight operations Dana Air has announced that it will keep the middle seats on its entire aircraft empty In line with the social distancing guideline on Covid-19. The Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo, said Dana Air will commence this initiative when flights resume, maintain it for a while and listen to the feedback from the …

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COVID-19: AON says domestic airlines currently losing N360b, calls for urgent govt palliatives

AIRLINE Operators of Nigeria (AON) today urged the Federal Government to consider urgent stimulus grants or palliatives for domestic airlines to cushion its N360billion losses as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage having grounded no fewer than 120 aircraft in the last four weeks. The AON in a statement signed by Chairman, Captain Nogie Meggison also advised the aviation agencies …

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COVID-19: NAHCO donates PPEs, hand sanitizers to LASG to fight pandemic

NIGERIAN Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) has donated various medical items including 100 pieces of Overall Protective (Personal Protective Equipment) 1,500 pieces of hand sanitisers, 43 packs of masks to the Lagos State Government, which would aid the fight against the ravaging Covid-19 virus pandemic. The company which lamented negative impact of the pandemic on its finances assured that the country …

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COVID-19: Sirika receives medical equipment from United Nations

MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika yesterday took delivery of various medical equipment donated by the United Nations to aid the Federal government of Nigeria’s efforts at combating the coronavirus scourge in the country. An online statement by Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu said the Minister took the delivery on behalf of the Presidential Task …

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COVID-19: Aligbe canvasses intervention funds for all spectrum of aviation business

CHIEF Executive Officer of Belujane Konzult, Mr. Chris Aligbe is canvassing an intervention fund for the entire gamut of the industry; the aviation agencies, the airlines, the handling companies and other aviation allied support service providers if they are to survive the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. Aligbe who spoke to newsmen advocated allocations to agencies like the Federal Airports Authority …

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