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Buhari Orders Take-Over of Nigeria's Airspace From Ghana (allAfrica.com)

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the taking over of the security of the nation’s airspace over the Gulf of Guinea from Ghana .

The president also called for expedited action on the setting up of a new national carrier.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviattion, Mrs Binta Bello, told journalists at the Presidential Villa in Abuja that the president had given instruction to commence the process of taking over the airspace immediately as the neighbouring countries now have the capacity to cover their own airspace.

“We have a directive by the President to start the process of securing the management of Nigerian airspace over the Gulf of Guinea which Ghana has been maintaining since 1945 and there is a move on the ground by Togo and Republic of Benin to take over the management of their own airspace from Ghana,” she said.