The President Muhammadu Buhari administration is focused on bequeathing a national carrier in the aviation before leaving office.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
When the media asked him the state of the Nigeria Air project, Sirika, pointed out that not much could be said on the subject because it was subjudice.
He maintained that the Buhari administration was focused on handing a functional national airline to the next administration.
According to him, there’s “nothing stopping the takeoff of Nigeria Air.”
Sirika also revealed that the FEC approved N546.11m for the procurement and installation of Category IIIC landing system in 15 airports nationwide.
The Minister averred that the installation would commence from the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, and the Katsina Airport.
The FG is investing this much in the Cat IIIC landing system, because it enables pilots to land in zero-visibility conditions, Sirika clarified.
This week’s FEC meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja.