The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, thinks he has found the medicine for public opinion: listen with blocked ears.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says the Federal Government is not paying 300 million dollars for a five per cent stake in the Nigeria Air recently unveiled in London.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some ministers including Ministers of State Aviation and that of Labour and Employment, Hadi Sirika and Chris Ngige respectively, had refused to inaugurate members of boards recently appointed by…
Nigeria hopes to commission another national airline in December, several years after the flag carrier was liquidated. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika confirmed that he would commence negotiations with investors with a view to unveiling a new…
The airlines spoke at the 22nd Annual Seminar and Award of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents in Lagos.
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The assets of the Nigeria Airways of old have not only been liquidated; most of its former staffs are wasting away.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, and Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians stranded in Russia.
Sirika said this on Thursday at the 2018 Summit of the Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives in Nigeria held in Lagos.
Sirika, a former pilot, gave the assurance while receiving the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for the establishment of the airline from Chidi Izuwah, the Director General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.
The Boeing B777-300 aircraft piloted by Capt. Simisola Ajibola and assisted by Senior First Officer Quincy Owens landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 3.29 p.m. amidst pomp and pageantry from aviation stakeholders.
Sirika made the remark when he inaugurated a team for the construction of a new office complex and staff quarters for Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in Abuja.
Sirika made the disclosure at the ministry’s 2018 budget defence before the Joint House of Representatives Committees on Land Transport, Maritime Safety and Administration, Ports Harbour and Water-Ways and Aviation on Thursday in Abuja.
He explained that the consortium failed to communicate its acceptance or rejection of the offer to the government six months after leading to the delay in the process.
This directive was given as the Senate summoned the Minister of State for Transportation (Aviation), heads of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Accident Investigation Bureau and every other…
Sirika made the assertion on Thursday when he inspected the accident site of Dana airplane 5N-SRl which crashed landed off Port Harcourt International Airport runway on the eve of Tuesday.
The Chairman of Airline Operators of Nigeria, Capt. Nogie Meggisson, told newsmen in Lagos on Sunday that the minister’s claims were unverified.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Sirika told newsmen in Lagos that the national carrier would be delivered within the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari.