Restructuring of Aviation Agencies’ll Boost GDP

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  • Restructuring of Aviation Agencies’ll Boost GDP

The ongoing restructuring that led to the dismissal of many workers in different aviation agencies will help the sector increase its contribution to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said.

According to him, the restructuring in the aviation sector is also in line with the objective of the International Civil Aviation Day, which is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of member states of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

In October, the Federal Government fired about 21 senior officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in a major shake-up at the agency.

Those affected, including directors, general managers and deputy general managers, were reportedly handed their termination of appointment letters, as officials at the Ministry of Aviation hinted that the sacking was the first batch of the shake-up planned by the government to reposition FAAN as well as other agencies under the ministry.

In his message to commemorate the International Civil Aviation Day, Sirika explained that the reason for the current restructuring in the aviation sector was to properly reposition it to contribute more to the national GDP and also place Nigeria in a position to give leadership and direction to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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2 Comments on "Restructuring of Aviation Agencies’ll Boost GDP"

  1. The minister of aviation restructuring move in the sector highly welcome . Most of these senior official sacked were responsible for the years of massive corrupt practices in the sector.More restructuring expected before the aviation industry in the country can be stable. So therefore Calling on the federal Government to gives tax break to the operators to cushion those years of hostile environment which they had been operating. The approval Concession of Lagos and Abuja international airport was a positive development in the right direction in the country where efficiency, transparency accountability will enhance growth and development and making the country truly becoming the Hub of the continent upon the completion of the four airport projects. Good job Minister Sirika and officials in the ministry for selfless service to the country. Lastly,more has to be done at the airport because Customs officials, other air port officials continually extortion passengers coming in and out because the image of any nation good or bad can be seen at her Airport. There should be a big sign all over the airport and to call and report any airport officials demanding money or confiscate passenger Passport, luggage for refusal to give airport official money The hotline should be 24/7

  2. “There should be a big sign all over the airport and to call and report any airport officials demanding money or confiscate passenger Passport, luggage for refusal to give airport official money. The hotline should be 24/7.”

    @Joe that could be the solution to years of bribe and intimidation by airport officials.

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