Welcome to 9jaflaver

HOME | MUSICS | FREEBEAT | VIDEOS | NEWS | TECHS | JOKES | COMEDY VIDEOS | CONTACT US

Celebrity News | 9ja foods / recipes | 9ja Musics | 9ja News | Education | Fashion | Football Updates | Freebeats | Lifestyle | Funny Photos

Like us on facebook | Follow us on twitter

You Can Email Us:- [email protected]

Follow Us On Instagram Here

Quick Contact
23408114624972

Music Producers Send Us Your Freebeats /Instrumentals Let's Promote It For Free Here

Upcoming Artistes:- Promote your music on 9jaflaver Here

DOWNLOAD 9JAFLAVER ANDROID APP HERE

Call Ego Catering Services Now For All Your Quality Dishes, Event Planning, Cakes, e.t.c (Click Here)



« | »

Nigeria Commences Process To Kick-Start New National Airline

Nigeria Commences Process To Kick-Start New National Airline

The Federal Government will appoint a transaction adviser next week as part of efforts to establish a new national carrier, an official has said.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the new national carrier will ensure competition, cut in ticket costs and give Nigerians options to choose from.
Mr. Sirika, who briefed journalists after the Federal Executive Council meeting, said “….between now and Wednesday we will appoint transaction adviser for national carrier, once that is in place Nigerians will have options, they will be competition, good aircraft and this will bring the price down”.
The new national carrier, the minister explained, will be jointly run by the government and the private sector as an incentive for airlines flying the route.
Mr. Sirika also said the Federal Executive Council, FEC, approved about N3 billion for the completion of the rehabilitation work on terminal building phase II and international wing of the Port Harcourt International Airport.
He said that N1.6 billion would be expended on rehabilitation of the international wing of the airport while completion of work on the terminal building phase II of the airport would cost N1.4 billion.
According to him, the council approved the project as it is captured in the 2016 and 2017 budget.
“So, very soon we will complete that very important airport, especially the arrival, Port Harcourt airport has been tagged the worst airport in the world.
“But, by the grace of God and the wisdom of the council, it has been approved and will be completed.
“The upgrade and the rehabilitation of the terminal building, international wing of the Port Harcourt from N777, 726,669. 30 to N1,684,520,310.58.
“Second one, is the refurbishment of Port Harcourt airport terminal building phase II domestic wing from N746,830,782.12 to N1,411,662,855.67.’’
He stated that government had intensified efforts towards addressing the challenges of security and safety across the nation’s airports.
Mr. Sirika said his ministry would organise a stakeholders forum where issues concerning the aviation industry would be deliberated upon with a view to finding solutions facing the sector.
“By the end of November we are going to have stakeholders meeting and some of these things will be shown there.”
He stated that the parking space at the Port Harcourt and Abuja airports were being expanded to accommodate more vehicles.
“By the time it is completed, we would have a proper parking space which you will go and park for a fee.
“Once the airport is concessioned, all these will take shape and form that you will love to see.
“Just be patient, in the next 24 to 36 months most of these things will be in place,” he added.
The minister frowned at the activities of some air carriers “like Egypt Air, British Airways, Turkish Air who fly in here with undesirable aircraft while they put on other routes better aircraft despite the fact that the Nigerian routes pay them more.”
He, however, said that his ministry had been talking to them to ensure that they change their fleets.
“We have been talking to them seriously. We are ensuring that they change their fleets. However, some of them are constrained because of the infrastructure we have in place.
“For example Emirate, Emirate will love to bring the kind of aircraft they fly around the world but the apron in Abuja is not supporting that service.
“That is why the aircraft they take to Lagos is different from the one they take to Abuja. That inadequacies is also being addressed and once that is done we will have benefiting aircraft coming.”
He stated that the government was also addressing some of the challenges being faced by some foreign carriers who were threatening to close their offices in Nigeria.
According to the minister, government is now meeting 100 per cent of foreign exchange requirement of local airlines.
“You know that aviation is dollar denominated, you buy aircraft in dollar, you service in dollar, you train your crew in dollar, you do everything in dollar. And we simply do not have the dollar to pay these airlines.
“But now as we are talking, government through the Central Bank of Nigeria has made available $300 million out of the $600 million of the airlines funds stock in Nigeria to pay the airlines to demonstrate its commitment to the sector.
“And with devaluation, $600 million could be $1 billion. Gradually, we will clear everything and once that happen they are not going to go anywhere,” he said.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who spoke on the Senate’s refusal to approve a $29.9 billion loan request by the executive for infrastructure development, said the executive arm would continue to engage the National Assembly to enable them see reason for the loans.
“Of course, it is not unusual for the executive and the legislative to have disagreement,” he said. “They want more information and we will give them and we will continue to engage them.”

Premiumtimesng

Click Here To Comment On This Post

THANK YOU FOR VISITING 9jaflaver.com WE HOPE TO SEE YOU COME VISIT AGAIN
You can go through other informative, and entertaining posts here on 9jaflaver, and you can even comment at the buttom of this post. THANK YOU

Follow Us On Instagram Here

Follow us on twitter Here

Like us on facebook Here

Posted by on November 3, 2016.

Categories: 9ja news

There is love in sharing

0 Responses

Don't Just Read A Post And Go, Comment Below To Make The Post Lively

Do You Have Something To Say? Comment In The Box Below

Your Name Below

NOTE:- After Dropping your comment, keep calm, it will take 5mins before it appears.

« | »


9jaflaver Face Of The Week

Name:- Blisz Onogwu
Occupation:- Student / Model
Call / BBM Pin:- 5C043FDD
Instagram:- IG_Bliszonogwu

Wish to be our face of the week? Send your photos, phone number, instagram handle to us via whatsapp:- 08114624972 or email:- [email protected]


Advertise | About Us | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Content Removal | DMCA

Like us on facebook | Follow us on twitter
Copyright © 2016 9jaflaver
Powered By: 9jaflaver