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The Ambassador of France in Nigeria, Denys Gauer has disclosed that the Airbus Group plans to open an operational office in Nigeria as a mark of confidence in the governments agenda for the aviation industry in Nigeria.
Amb. Gauer disclosed this yesterday on a courtesy visit to the Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika. He was accompanied on the visit by the Vice President of the Airbus Group for Africa, Vincent Larnicol and other dignitaries.
Amb. Gauer said they were in the Ministry to acquaint themselves and identify with the new government vision and plans for the Aviation sector, as presented by the Minister to various industry stakeholders both in the country and at the international level.
Also briefing the Aviation Minister, the Vice President of the Airbus Group for Africa, Vincent Larnicol told him that the company had expanded upon on its strong European roots to move forward on an international scale with fully-owned subsidiaries in the United States, China, Japan, India and in the Middle East/
In response, Senator Hadi Sirika informed the Ambassador and the Airbus delegation that the vision of the government for the sector include, amongst others; the establishment of a private sector-driven national carrier, concession of the nation’s major airports.
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