Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has revealed that before the end of 2023, the country will begin to manufacture planes locally.
Hadi Sirika disclosed this an official visit he paid to the Magnus Aircraft Industry in Pogany, Hungary,
According to the minister, Nigeria is working on partnering with the Hungarian aircraft company, and if this works out, then it will make it possible for Nigeria to start to assemble planes.
He said after assembling has fully taken place, then manufacturing will commence in the country.
In a statement released by Hadi Sirika spokesman, James Odaudu, he says; “If we venture with them, we may start with assembling plant and later manufacturing,”
According to him, the Magnus Plane uses normal car petrol and outperforms any training aircraft of its type.