The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N721 million contract for the maintenance of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano state.
Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, said this while briefing journalists at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“It is a contract that was awarded for airport maintenance and technical support at Malam Aminu Kano Airport in Kano and it will be for a period of 12 months and the sum of the contract is N721, 266, 733,. 64 and the memorandum was approved,” he said.
Speaking on the issue of national carrier for the country, the minister said all arrangements have been concluded and the carrier would soon commence services.
“Nigeria Air will soon start flying. We have got the aircrafts ready, they have been painted in their colours and we have all what we should do and we are now at stage five, which is Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issuance by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and once that is done, the airline will begin to fly,” he said.