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.
NAN reports that SAATM, is a flagship project of the African Union Agenda 2063, an initiative of the AU, to create a single unified air transport marketin Africa, the liberalisation of civil aviation in Africa and as an impetus to the…
He explained that the planning of the project did not envisage that the building would lead to additional works, power and water supply.
With the country exiting the economic recession from the previous year, the aviation sector in 2017 witnessed some positive developments, which experts believe should be leveraged upon to develop the country into a hub in the West African…
Sirika said Buhari’s attendance was to emphasise the importance attached to the consideration of Nigeria as the first country to host the event outside ICAO headquarter in Montreal, Canada.
Sirika disclosed this in a statement issued by James Odaudu, the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation (Aviation) on Monday in Abuja.
They say there’s no going back on the decision to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for six weeks, starting March 8. That’s what the Minister of State, Ministry of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said and Minister of Transport,…
The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, made this known at a joint press briefing with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, after the Federal Executive Council…