During the 8th edition of the aviation workers week with the theme; ‘The challenges of COVID-19 pandemic to the Nigerian Aviation industry: The path to recovery’,
Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika disclosed that the federal government has invested over N100 billion in the aviation sector in the last five years.
The funds, according to the federal government was used for airport equipment, staff training, and emolument. Sirika who was represented by the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi said, “The government deployed resources to equipping state governments through various interventions.
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From 2015 till date, the federal government has deployed over N100 billion to develop the aviation sector. “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.”