Aviation sector undergoing revolution under Buhari’s administration – APC group

By Godwin Amunde The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign, a voluntary think-tank of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), says the aviation sector in Nigeria is undergoing a revolution under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said the revolution is evident in the investments made in infrastructural development and capacity building in the sector. In a statement, signed by the quartet of Barr Ismail Ahmed, Lanre Issa-Onilu, Tolu Ogunlesi and Salihu Moh Lukman, the group said that the Buhari administration has kept faith with the Aviation Roadmap it…

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Airlines must refund 100% airfares to passengers after a two-hour delay, FG declares

Airline operators in the country must refund the full cost of travel tickets to passengers after a two-hour delay, the Federal Government has declared. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known yesterday, after the weekly State House Briefing in Aso Villa, Abuja. He read some of the rights of aviation passengers at the briefing and charged them to demand their rights whenever they are being trampled upon by airlines. “On domestic flights, for any delay beyond one hour, the carrier should provide refreshment and one telephone call, or one…

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NASS wants army to activate its aviation unit

The Chairman, House Committee on Army, Abdulrazak Namdas, has urged the Nigerian Army to activate its aviation unit to support its anti-banditry and kidnapping operations on Abuja-Kaduna highway. Namdas made the call when he led the members of the committee on over sight visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday in Abuja. The chairman, who expressed worry that the security challenge in Kaduna had persisted, noted with concern the resurgence of kidnapping activities on Kaduna-Abuja highway. “We feel that activating Army Aviation will be very apt…

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