Monday 21 January 2013

First ever private terminal commissioned by the Ministry of Aviation

Aviation Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Aviation has commissioned the first ever private jet terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the brief ceremony was led by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu CFR. The completely re-modelled terminal is in line with the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah aviation Transformation Agenda.

Speaking at the commissioning,  Ekweremadu said: "This is a ministry which has done everything to appropriate properly, the monies allocated to it. I would like to commend the president for helping us re-engineer the aviation sector.

"I will like to ask the government not to rest, we believe with proper will, proper funding and the supervision of those responsible, there will be proper mileage. I'll like us to commend the senate committee for bringing about the oversight function in ensuring this project is conducted in earnest."

In the same vein the Chairman House of Reps Committee on Aviation Nkeiruka Onyejeocha dispelled  rumors of the house and the ministry of aviation being at logger heads.

"We will continue to support you to ensure that the aviation sector will continue to move at this pace. We assure you our support, and assure Nigerians that with the help of the National Assembly, we will see more transformation in other sectors." She said. 

Also present at the ceremony was the Managing Director of FAAN Mr George Uriesi, Director General of NCAA Harold Demuren, and the Director General of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

Highlighting the achievements of the event, Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN Mr George Uriesi said the commissioned private commercial terminal was the first of such  recorded, stating that it opened business opportunities for Nigerians

"The private flight industry has grown the most all around the world, and the commercially important people will be provided these facilities, as also the business opportunities".

"I will continue to have no doubt in my mind, that we can be anything we choose to be. With the support we get from you. We will be able to change the passenger service we provide in Nigeria."


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