National Carrier: Sirika Meets Airbus, Boeing, Prospective Investors

* Senator Hadi Sirika leading Nigerian Aviation officials at a meeting with the Airbus group



Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has engaged the management of aircraft manufacturers; Airbus to negotiate for the acquisition of the desired aircraft.

An online statement issued by the Deputy Director, Media and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transport, James Odaudu quoted Sirika as saying that

the ongoing International Air Show was an opportunity to negotiate with airline manufacturers with the view of getting the most competitive and best value-for-money deals for the country.

He said he would also explore every opportunity available at the Air Show, an event which brings the biggest and the best in the industry to attract more prospective investors into the Nigerian aviation environment given the ongoing efforts to establish a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Nigeria, concession of some airports in the country and other components of the aviation roadmap the federal government launched at its inception.

The Minister had earlier met with the management of Standard Chartered Bank and is scheduled to meet the management of Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers today.

Before the meetings, the Minister had inspected the Nigerian stand at the weeklong International Air Show, where he expressed satisfaction with the organisation.

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