Nigeria Air to Take-off Before End of Buhari’s Administration—-Sirika
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika says the the ongoing process for the operation of the National Carrier, Nigerian Air is at the final phase, as the project is already 98% ready and would commence operations before before the end of the Buhari led administration in May 2023.
Sirika gave the assurances at 10th Aviation Stakeholders’ Forum in Abuja and revealed that local and international flights will commence soon
“Negotiation meeting with the Ethiopian Airlines Group Consortium and the Federal Government of Nigeria ongoing.”
Sirika noted that Nigerians would enjoy enormous benefits from the establishment of the national carrier which will result in reduced capital flight from Nigeria; gain the optimal benefit of BASA and SAATM and develop an aviation hub.
According to the Minister, the National carrier will contribute to the GDP; facilitate hospitality and tourism; facilitate growth and development of the Nigerian Agricultural Sector and create jobs around the Agro-Cargo Terminals.
“The National Carrier project is 98 percent completed, adding that with successful implementation of the Aviation roadmap successful will gulp $14.166 billion dollars,
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