ABUJA (Min of Aviation Report) – The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has assured that there will be no going back on efforts to put the national carrier back on track.
He gave this assurance in his office while granting an interview to Kayla Megwa, of Channels Television, recently.
The Minister disclosed that the era where foreign Airlines make money from citizens will soon be over, saying that it was unacceptable that eighty percent of Airlines that come into Africa are none African Airlines.
He further revealed to stakeholders that government will soon equip the Airlines with modern planes and latest equipment, to carry out full time maintenance of the country’s Airplanes, so as to guaranty the safety of passengers’ lives and properties.
Hadi Sirika frowned at the belief by some people, that air travel is elitist, stating that it is for everybody, especially business people to generate the needed revenue to turn around the economic development of the Aviation sector.
He stated that the Enugu Airport will be closed down for reasons of poor maintenance of infrastructure especially the runway, which is now a death trap because of its poor state, adding that he would meet with the South East Governors, to discuss the issue of extension of the closure.
Mr. Oloko O. A.
For DD (Press/PRU)