Federal Government Committed to Upgrading Airports – Hadi Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said the government is committed to upgrading the airports and making them viable.

He said through the concessioning of the airports, due to paucity of funds to undertake the repairs, the private handlers of the terminals and facilities would turn the derelict state of the airports to what Nigerians will be proud of.

According to him, The airport upgrade is part of the masterplan to revamp the sector through the  participation of the private sector and make it self-sustaining.

Sirika added that Some of the core objectives of the masterplan are to establish a national carrier; have a ready maintenance, repair and overhaul centre, establish a leasing firm; establish five airport free zones; and the development of an agro-allied cargo terminal.

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