The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has supported calls for reopening of airspaces for local airlines and airports that have met the required regulatory standards.

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The association emphasised the importance of the aviation industry to resume alongside its other counterparts around the world.

In a statement, the Chairman of NACCIMA’s CHT Trade Group, Segun Phillips and the Director-General of NACCIMA, Ambassador Ayo Olukanni, highlighted the roles played by the sector during the lockdown and advocated for the industry reopening.

It urged the government to deliver on the stimulus package of N27bn for the sector.

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It also advocated the need for the private sector to play a crucial role in the structure, ownership and management of the proposed national carrier.

The association stressed the need for all efforts to be made by the government to prevent job losses in the sector.