Federal Government has assured investors in the aviation industry that it is ready to provide support and enabling environment for them.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Friday via the Ministry of Aviation’s Twitter handle.
According to the minister, the Federal Government through the ministry is always ready to provide support and enabling environment to those willing to invest in civil aviation.
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While inspecting aviation facilities at the Caverton Group Helicopters headquarters in Lagos, he said,
“I am here to see the investment they are making in the aviation industry.
“As one of the primary objectives of government, is providing full support to entrepreneurs in order to provide the needed services and employment for our people, and this is exactly what is happening here at @CavertonGroup…. I am willing to continue to support Caverton and other investors in civil aviation.”
The Minister emphasised that the Ministry under his leadership is re-orienting civil aviation bodies who are regulators to shift focus from being police in the industry to being enablers in the industry to create that partnership that will help to develop the industry and provide the services and employment for the people to kickstart the economy and ginger it as well as to add to the GDP of the country.
He added that these investments in Civil Aviation by Caverton Helicopters will certainly create more employment opportunities for the people and provide services that are needed in the country.
He further stated that, before now, the Aviation industry and services were dominated by foreigners, and that for Caverton Helicopters to embark on the massive investments, it is not only bridging the gap but creating a space for Nigeria to participate in.
“I will like to thank the Chairman of Caverton Helicopters for their foresight and decision to participate in the civil aviation industry, they have done so far very well,” the Minister said.
Sirika added that the parcel of land used by Caverton was given to the organisation by FAAN.