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FAAN remits N2bn to CRF, recover N5bn as Reps urge agency to focus 70% of reserves on infrastructure

HOUSE of Representatives Committee on Aviation has urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to ensure that 70% of its investment gravitates towards provision of critical airport infrastructure for the aviation industry in order to improve security and safety of the airports. This is coming as the airport managers disclosed its revenues and expenses for the year 2020 and …

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Olateru harps on synergy between tourism, air transport says aviation contributes $1.7bn into Nigeria’s economy

SYNERGY between tourism and air transport is key to develop Nigeria’s economy says the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Buerau (AIB), Engr. Akin Olateru. This is just as he revealed that before the advent of the corona virus pandemic, Nigerian aviation industry contributed at least $1.7 billion and created 341,000 direct jobs to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The AIB helmsman …

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COVID-19 pandemic offers African aviation a chance to reset- experts

EXPERTS met Thursday December 3, 2020 in a bid to chart a course for African aviation going forward  in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has impacted and wreaked havoc in the sector in the continent; calling for  government supported loans, and other stimulants to aid the sector bounce back better. The workshop was organized by the African Development Bank …

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Picketing Aftermath: Arik Air declares 300 staff redundant 

ARIK Air has declared 300 members of its staff redundant to its current level of operations following the aftermath of yesterday’s picketing of the airline leading to operational disruption. This redundancy declaration is coming barely 24hours after the National Union of Air Transport Employees ( NUATE) disrupted the airlines operations for the third time in the last five months over …

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Reps seek returns from other sectors for NIMET services to improve agency’s revenue

HOUSE of Representatives Committee on Aviation has decried that with the services the Nigerian Meteorological Agency ( NiMET) offers to many sectors apart from aviation, it is regrettable that the agency’s Internally Generated Revenue(IGR) is porous as only aviation pays for their services. To this end, the committee has said that the current amendment Bills on Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NIMET) …

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Sirika describes Captain Muhtar’s demise as monumental loss to aviation industry

MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has described the death of the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Captain Usman Shuiabu Mukhar as a monumental loss to the aviation industry. Reacting to the death which occurred early Wednesday morning, Sirika said that although death is a journey on which everyone must embark at his own appointed …

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Nigerian aviation loses immediate past Director General NCAA Capt. Mukhar

IMMEDIATE past Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and a former Commissioner Acident Investigation Bureau ( AiB ) Capt Usman Shuaibu Mukhtar has died in the early hours of Wednesday December 2, 2020. He died in Abuja due to complications from diabetes as announced this morning by close sources. “I regret to anounce the demise of Captain Muthar …

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