Mixed feelings trail approved N2.3bn for local assembly of aircraft


THE recent approval of the sum of N2.3 billion for the commencement of local assembly of Magnus Centennial Aircraft at Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has elicited reactions from the different key players in the sector.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who unveiled this after the FEC meeting in Abuja last week, expressed optimism that the Nigerian aviation industry would soon progress into local manufacturing of aircraft.

“I am happy to announce today is the reality; we will indeed assemble the Magnus aircraft and will continue to do so and in a not too distant future, by God’s grace, the industry of…

Source: Nigerian Tribune