Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation has explained why the ministry of aviation has been renamed as the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace of Nigeria.
Sirika explained that the change became necessary because it is on the exclusive list.
He noted that the future of aviation had experienced an advancement such that aviation and aerospace were intertwined and Nigeria had the need to proactively set its policies to align with future occurrence.
The Minister made the announcement in Abuja on Wednesday, moments after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sirika linked the development to the establishment of the African Aerospace and Aviation University in Abuja.
The council also approved the concessioning of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Sirika also disclosed that the Abuja airport would be concessioned for 20 years, while that of Kano would be concessioned for 30 years.