President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the takeover of the security of the nation’s airspace over the Gulf of Guinea from Ghana, even as he directed the Ministry of Aviation to expedite action on the setting up of a new national carrier.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviattion, Mrs Binta Bello, told journalists at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday, that the president had given instructions to commence the process of taking over the airspace immediately, as neighbouring countries now have the capacity to cover their own airspace.
In her statement a directive has been given by president Muhammadu Buhari to start securing the management of Nigerian airspace over the Gulf of Guinea.
She also made it clear that Ghana have been maintaining it since 1945 and there is a move on ground by Togo and Benin Republic.
She assured Nigerians and the international community that the country’s airspace was safe and had just recorded a score of over 90 per cent by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).