Sirika to airlines: Calm down, govt is not reason for your woes

Govt is not reason for your woes, Sirika cautions airlines

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s minister of aviation, has cautioned members of the Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON) against accusing his ministry and aviation regulatory agencies for the unfavourable operating environment and decline in their profits. Sirika gave the caution at the Senate during the closing session of a three-day public hearing on the six executive bills to restructure the aviation sector. The minister was reacting to claims by the AON that unfavourable business environment was caused by poor government policies as they affect the sector. The Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of…

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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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COVID-19: FG approves N5bn bailout funds for airlines, others

Govt is not reason for your woes, Sirika cautions airlines

COVID-19: FG approves N5bn bailout funds for airlines, others The Federal Government has approved the sum of N5 billion as a bailout for airline operators and other business owners in the aviation sector to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on the country’s aviation industry. Hadi Sirika, the minister of Aviation made the announcement on Monday, explaining that the sum of N4 billion has been approved as a bailout for airline operators and an additional N1 billion for other business owners in the aviation sector. Sirika says the government’s decision to…

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