COVID-19: FG to Release N5bn Bailout for Aviation Sector

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Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika

By Deji Elumoye

The federal government will soon commence the disbursement of the N5 billion bailout it approved for the aviation sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, has said.

The minister, who disclosed this on Monday at the opening of a three-day public hearing on the six executive bills meant to re-organise the civil aviation agencies in the country, stated that the airline operators would get N4 billion, while other businesses in the sector will receive N1 billion

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