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FG Unveils Nigeria Air two Days to End of Administration

The Federal Government has unveiled the Nigeria Airline.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika unveiled the Nigeria Air, taking delivery of one aircraft, Boeing 737-800.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who had promised to launch the long awaited airline, unveiled Nigeria Air less than two days before the inauguration of a new administration.

Speaking at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, while unveiling the Nigeria Air, the Minister said about 35 aircrafts are expected to come into the national carrier within the next five years.

The Minister said “when we came in 2015, we knew what to do. We commissioned consultants to give us a brief of what the sector would be…,” the minister said.

” Ethiopia Airline is a good airline and so we partnered it. Nigeria Air will help in Africa connectivity.

” our geography supports aviation operations: we have the population, economy, the know how and the market. It is a huge market with great potential.

“This airline is like any other airline and business entity in Nigeria. It is a limited liability company; the federal government owns only 5 percent shares the airline was an investment between entrepreneurs in Nigeria and an Ethiopian consortium.

“We are grateful to God that it is the Ethiopia Airline that own majority shares. Their history and market status speaks volume. They are in the right spot and destination,” Sirika explained.

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