…threatens to cancel some aviation contracts
The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has lamented that no fewer than 100 airlines have gone under in Nigeria in the last 25 years.
Speaking at the Aviation Industry Stakeholders’ Forum held in Lagos on Saturday, Keyamo decried the continuous collapsing of airlines in Nigeria adding that the President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government would henceforth support the carriers.
Keyamo, who threatened to cancel some contracts in the aviation sector that are not to the benefit of Nigerians, specifically mentioned that some contracts entered into by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) are obsolete and require reviews.
The minister however said that the Federal Government would help the operators to grow, but emphasised that the airlines too must be ready to show seriousness about their operations.
According to him, the essence of the stakeholders’ meeting was to receive inputs from professionals in the sector, stressing that their inputs would add value to the roadmap that the Industry would prioritise to make the aviation sector world class and meet the aspirations of Nigerians and all aviation stakeholders.
“We should desist from game blame and focus on solving the problems in the industry,” the minister added.