Hadi Sirika reveals amount gulped by the aviation sector

The government of Nigeria on Thursday said it has invested over N100 billion in the aviation sector in the last five years.

Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, who was represented by the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi made this known during the 8th edition of the aviation workers week in Abuja.

The Minister said the funds were used for airport equipment and staff training and also for finishing some projects which were abandoned by the last administration.

“The government deployed resources to equip state governments through various interventions.

“From 2015 till date, the federal government has deployed over N100 billion to develop the aviation sector.

“When this government came on board in 2015, there were many airport projects that were abandoned, basically because of lack of funds and because of arguments over contractual obligations, so the government weighed some of these challenges and committed funds towards them.

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“The funds were used for airports upgrade, procurement of equipment, training of staff, settling of relevant emolument, navigation equipment, weather equipment and so many others. So it was whole industry intervention,” he said.

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