Federal Government Of Nigeria Buys Calibration Aircraft Worth ₦3.1 Billion

Federal Government Of Nigeria Buys Calibration Aircraft Worth ₦3.1 Billion
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday, 29th of August, 2019 took delivery of a $8.5m (₦3.1 Billion) calibration aircraft that will serve in the calibration of navigational aids across Nigerian airports.
According to the current Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the aircraft would help to make the Nigerian airspace better.
Tweeting via his official handle, he said;
“Just received new calibration aircraft for the country. (The) make is King Air 350i. Cost is $8.5m.
“The agony of contracting it to South Africa at about $500,000 (₦181.5 million) every six months is over. Our airspace is safer. Thanks Mr. President, we started and finished during your regime.”
Also adding, he continued;
“The purpose of this aircraft is to calibrate our equipment and aids in the country for the purpose of flight operations. We used to have one in Nigeria but for the last two decades, we never had one.”
The government was informed to procure the aircraft during the reconstruction of the Abuja airport runway, there was the need recalibrate all the landing aids at the time, which was actually the requirement.
'This is to ensure they are working in perfect order,'
He however didn't fail to note that Nigeria didn't have the capability as a country.
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