FEC Approves N2.3bn For Local Assembly Of Aircraft In Zaria

The Federal Executive Council FEC has approved the sum of 2.3 billion naira for the commencement of local assembly of Magnus Centennial Aircraft at Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this after the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Sirika expressed optimism that the Nigerian aviation industry would soon progress into local manufacturing of aircraft.

He said that the world of civil aviation stopped the spin and spin recovery  training programme some time ago but the need for such training had arisen again.

According to him, the spin and spin recovery entails teaching students to identify when they get into spin situation, and how to recover out of the situation before it becomes a disaster. The minister said that due to the ministry’s maximum attention to safety, it believed that such training should come back to Nigeria’s aviation industry