FEDERAL Ministry of Aviation and the agencies in the industry have indicated their interest and support for the upcoming annual conference of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), which will be held on July 28, 2022 in Lagos. The 2022 edition of the conference is with the theme: ‘Sunset Airports: Economic & Safety Implications.’ The agencies in separate …Read More »
Tag Archives: Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika
35 years after, ground handlers commend Sirika, NCAA for effecting approval of new charges
NCAA, according to information received, has now approved between $1,500 and $5,000 (passenger and cargo flights) for handlers for a narrow and wide body aircraft, respectively, while for domestic operators will now pay between N20,000 and N70,000, depending on the aircraft type. Narrow body aircraft include Boeing B737, Airbus A320, ER 135 and ATR, while wide body aircraft are B767, A330, B777, B747 and B787.Read More »
Sirika issues another dateline, says national carrier will commence operations 2022
MINISTER of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, once again says efforts at establishing a national carrier are still in the works as operations may commence in the first quarter of 2022 while using this year, 2021 to do the needful. This is just as he said that the COVID-19 exposed certain economic vulnerabilities in the nation due to its lack of having …Read More »
Nigeria’s MRO under capacity: Is government doing enough?
Government cannot be thinking of concession of a part of commercial aviation and still want to keep another; again, you cannot be a regulator of the industry and still be sole operator; either it excised itself from the ventures or be minority shareholder of not more than 20%; foreign technical and financial investors 30%; credible Nigerian investors 30% and the balance of the 20% for the Nigerian public.Read More »
FEC’s N10bn automation approval: For modern state-of- the- art terminals or terminals slated for concession?
QUESTIONS are being asked about the Federal Executive Council’s (FEC’s) recent approval of the sum of N10bn for automation of five international airports in Nigeria; Lagos, Enugu, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano as some industry players cannot help but wonder why money is being approved for terminals earmarked for concession. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who got the FECs …Read More »
What has befallen N2bn approved by President Buhari for Wasanmi Airport upgrade?
A document signed in 2018 has revealed that the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika back when he was Minister of state, Aviation sought for approval from President Muhammadu Buhari, and may have gotten the N2billion grant released for an airport project in Wasinmi. The letter with reference FMA/DSTP/402/S86/1/196 written to the President May 7, 2018 titled: Request of Payment for …Read More »