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STAKEHOLDERS and airport user have commended the minister of aviation Princess Adaeze Aduah, and the federal Government on its effort to remolding the nation aviation industry across the country.

The commendation was made by Mr. Adamu Atiku Abubaker in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Capital, adding that Government gesture towards remodeling the airport is a welcome development.

THE multi-million Naira cargo warehouse being constructed by Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SACHOL) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja is 60percent completed. When completed in a few months time, it is expected to be the largest modern warehouse in the West Africa sub-region.

The Managing of SAHCOL, Mr. Olu Owolabi made this known during an inter-active session with media-men at the company's training center in GRA,Ikeja, Lagos.

CHIEF Executive Officer, Scope Centre Limited, a security outfit company, Mr. Adebayo Babatunde has called on the Federal Government to formulate a policy that would lead to the creation of a new body that will regulate the economic activities of  domestic airlines in the country.

Mr. Babatunde insisted that when this policy is formulated, it would allow the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) to concentrate on its core function of enhancing safety while the new body would be able to oversee the economic issues of the airlines.

GENERAL Secretary, Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Alhaji Muhammed Tukur has warned the Federal Government and members of the National Assembly on aviation committees in both houses not to destroy the aviation industry and what the industry has achieved in time past.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, Alhaji Tukur pointed out that for over seven months now since the ill-fated Dana crash occurred, politicians as well as airline operators have been witch-hunting themselves trying to undo one another.

He however called on the members of the National Assembly to do the right thing and to save the industry from total collapse adding that the Minister of Aviation Princes Stella Oduah also have a role to play as whatever they were doing if not done right and appropriately that they were indicting the presidency for not delivering the dividend of good governance in the aviation industry as promised by President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

FIVE years after flight restriction today-light operations, the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos comes alive again as the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) early this morning, successfully deployed an emergency airfield lighting on the popular 2.7 km Runway 18 Left.

Absence of the airfield lighting on the runway, for half a decade had forced the domestic airlines to land after sunset at the international wing, thereby burning extra fuel to taxi down to their various terminals before disembarking passengers.

What looks like a Christmas gift to the airlines, travellers and Nigerians in general, was made possible by the full co-operation of the federal government in ensuring speedy customs clearance and the foresight of the aviation minister, Princess Stella Oduah who has not relented in ensuring quality service delivery at the nation's airports.

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