The aviation sector has been identified as the worst hit since the covid 19 pandemic broke out in Nigeria.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika while giving an update on the pandemic recently, said the aviation sector have lost nearly N17 billion since their operations came to a halt.

He admitted that the sector is highly regulated.

“We are in very difficult moments like everyone else. All of this started because someone traveled and unfortunately came back home with it and the consequence is what we’ve been going through.

“We are the worst hit, than any other sector. Some N17 billion naira monthly is being lost by the airlines, thanks to COVID-19,”

“There are safety issues and concerns. Those airplanes have been kept and when we are going to bring them back into service, we will have to ensure that they are airworthy and that they can make those flights safely.

“So also, for the flight crew, they have certain standards they must conform with.

“Certainly they won’t just pick up their bags and continue they must conform to those standards and ensure that they are safe to operate both in terms of their health,” he added.



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