What makes for a fantastic aviation ministry across the world is nothing short of good equipment and skilled manpower.

And that’s the way Nigeria is headed in order to serve air travellers better and reduce travelling risks.

Festus Keyamo
Festus Keyamo

The Ministry of Aviation has received approval of ₦‎40 billion to procure, and upgrade navigational equipment nationwide.

This was revealed by the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo.

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Keyamo said that the state of the facilities led him to request urgent intervention from the President to acquire safety critical equipment.


“We have decided to take preemptive steps to upgrade our equipment and we think there is a need to meet modern standards.

“We are looking to upgrade our Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON).

“I went to Thales in France for that. We are also procuring landing equipment, navigation equipment and upgrading the ones we had before.

“Then we are trying to procure modern Instrument Landing Systems ( ILS), for the five International airports and some others.


“There is also the Doppler Very High Omnidirectional Range (DVOR) equipment that guides aircraft in very difficult circumstances.

Even in hazy weather they guide aircraft in their approach and landing.


We are in the process of acquiring that equipment as a country to upgrade it. We are even getting Distance Measuring Equipment (DMEs) too” he said

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It is believed that the equipment will reduce accidents in the aviation space while improving the quality of services rendered.


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