Senate to FG: N5bn bailout funds inadequate for airline operators

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Following disclosure by Hadi Sirika on Monday that the federal government had approved the sum of N5 billion bailout fund to help airline operators and other players in the sector cushion COVID-19 impact, the Senate has insisted that the amount be increased to record maximum impact. According to the Senate, this will keep the airline operators in business and also prevent them from shortchanging customers. Senator Smart Adeyemi, chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, made the call at the opening of a three-day public hearing on the six executive Bills meant…

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