FG suspends Nigeria Air project

The federal government through the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday suspended the National Carrier project in the interim.
The Minister of state for Aviation ,Hadi Sirika announced this on his tweeter account saying “the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier Project in the interim”.
According to him,” All commitments due will be honoured.
We thank the public for the support as always”.
It would be recalled that the federal government had recently unveiled the branding and livery for the new national carrier, Nigeria Air, and stated that the airline would be inaugurated at the end of this year.
According to a statement issued by Sirika, who unveiled the carrier at a press conference during the Farnborough Air Show in London quoted as saying, “I am very pleased to tell you that we are finally on track to launching a new national flag carrier for our country, Nigeria Air.
The Minister quoted “We are all fully committed to fulfilling the campaign promise made by our President, Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015.
We are aiming to launch Nigeria Air by the end of this year.
“We obtained the Certificate of Compliance from the Nigerian Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission two weeks ago and can now go into the investor search.
“I am confident that we will have a well-run national flag carrier that is a global player, compliant with international safety standards and one which has the customer at its heart.\

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