Nigeria’s Popular Airline takes delivery of brand new N8billion B737-800SF aircraft
Breaking news as Nigeria’s popular and foremost cargo airline ALLIED Air has taken delivery of a brand new Boeing 737-800 SF aircraft.
According to the airline, financiers and government will support the country in its distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines when they arrive. The aircraft was said to have been procured B737-800SF aircraft worth about N8Billion.
The aircraft which arrived Abuja amidst the customary water canon salute at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport was welcomes by various bigwigs including the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefelie, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika as well as Managing Director of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe and Managing Director of Allied Air Captain Val Thongo.
Emefelie who spoke on the financing of the aircraft explained that the aircraft was financed through the intervention fund of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) via Access Bank stating that the industry was growing.
He said, “First thank the honorable minister for aviation Hadi Sirika for what he is doing in the aviation industry in Nigeria and we are here to commission the B737-800 aircraft which has been funded through the intervention fund of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through access bank and we are happy because only two or three weeks ago.
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The aviation minister also commissioned another aircraft for Air Peace so what does that tell us, that with the hard work of the aviation minister we can see that Nigerian aviation is picking up more and more, investment are happening in the aviation industry and only just last week, we even got a call from one of the West African countries asking that they want Allied Air to participate even in lifting currency,
“It might interest you to know that Allied Air is Central Banks own major currency lifting company.
“We need more and more investment in the area of aviation and I can assure us that CBN is ready, Nigerian banks are ready and that is why you can see one of the largest banks in Nigeria Access Bank also standing here ready as the major financier taking all the credit risk to support Access Bank.