Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, has assured that Nigeria Air will launch operations before the current administration expires.
After the Federal Executive Council meeting on Monday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, which was presided over by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, Sirika informed State House reporters of this.
“With regards to Nigeria Air, yeah, we are on the right track, and by the Grace of God, it will take flight before President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office.
Before May 29, Nigeria Air will fly, he assured them, adding, “We are on course.
The minister went on to remark that the FEC’s approval of the Aviation Leasing Company marked an important development in the aviation sector.
The contract for photometric and taxiway lighting for the airports in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt was also authorized by the council, he continued, and it will cost 3.5 billion Naira.
“In the realm of civil aviation, something extremely important has happened; the council has founded and approved the Aviation Leasing Company as a component of our road map.
“As a result, operators in civil aviation will have affordable access to this equipment in Nigeria; this is part of the roadmap. The roadmap is therefore progressively reaching 100% completion.
The second memo announced the award of a contract for the purchase and installation of photometric patterns and taxiway lights in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja, and other locations around the nation.
According to him, the contract’s entire cost, including 7.5% VAT and a 12-month completion time, is 3.5 billion yen for photometric and taxiway lighting.
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, stated on his part that the council had decided to sanction 37 new private universities across the nation.
By doing the aforementioned, he said that the current administration has outdone all previous administrations in terms of constructing institutions.
“Since we have already built 72 universities, 37 additional private universities have received licenses, making this admiration likely the most university-friendly administration.
“We have 72 new universities as of the present, 14 by the Federal Government, 21 by States, and 37 by Private.
“And today I am announcing 37 new private universities,” he added.