FG Renames Ministry of Aviation

The Ministry of Aviation has been renamed the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace of Nigeria by the Federal Government.

This was revealed to State House reporters by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, attended the briefing as well.

He claimed that since aviation is on the elite list, the name change has become crucial.

According to the minister, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja and the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano both received council approval for concessions.

The Abuja airport, according to him, will be concessioned for 20 years and 30 years for that of Kano.

On his part, Mohammed said the council approved the resumption of on-street parking also known as Park and Pay in Abuja.

He also revealed that the Second Niger Bridge was ready for commissioning on May 20.