A think-tank of the All Progressives Congress, APC, under the auspices of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaigns, says efforts by the Buhari administration to keep faith with the Aviation Roadmap it launched in May 2016 has transformed the sector, in terms of safety, infrastructure and economic viability.
The group said in its determination to mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector in 2020, the administration released the sum of N5 billion in bailout funds, shared among airlines, ground handling companies, travel agencies, flight catering services operators, and other stakeholders.
In a statement, a founding member of the group, Mr Tolu Ogunlesi, observes that just like the roads, rail and ports sectors, Nigeria’s Aviation Industry is undergoing a revolution in terms of unprecedented investments in infrastructure and capacity-building.
These according to him, including the establishment of a National Carrier, development of Agro-Allied/Cargo Terminals, the concession of the major international airports, the establishment of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre, the establishment of an Aviation Leasing Company and development of Airport Cities.
Others are the Aerospace University, designation of four international airports as Special Economic Zones, upgrade of Accident Investigation Bureau and the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology.