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Aviation sector gulped over N100bn in five years– Sirika

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Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika on Thursday stated the Federal Authorities has invested over N100 billion within the aviation sector inside the final 5 years.

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Disclosing this in Abuja throughout the eighth version of the aviation staff week with the theme; ‘The challenges of COVID-19 pandemic to the Nigerian Aviation business: The trail to restoration’, the minister stated the funds had been used for airport gear’s, employees coaching, and emolument.

Sirika who was represented by the Minister of State for Science and Expertise, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi additionally stated the aviation sector was key to international safety.

“The federal government deployed sources to equipping state governments by means of numerous interventions. From 2015 until date, the federal authorities has deployed over N100 billion to develop the aviation sector.

“When this authorities got here on board in 2015, there have been quite a few airports tasks that had been deserted, mainly due to lack of fund and due to arguments over contractual obligations, so the federal government evaluated a few of these challenges and dedicated funds in direction of that.

“The funds had been used for airports improve, procurement of kit, coaching of employees, settling of related emolument, navigation gear, climate gear and so many others. So it was complete business intervention,” he added.

 

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