Nigeria’s Airliner to commence operations in April

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the country’s national air carrier, Air Nigeria, is expected to take off by April 2022.

He made the disclosure on Wednesday, while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s cabinet meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

According to Sirika, the national airliner will be run by a company in which the Nigerian government will hold a five percent stake, Nigerian entrepreneurs 46 percent and the remaining 49 percent will be reserved for yet to be assigned strategic equity partners, including foreign investors.

He further revealed that, when it becomes operational, the national carrier would create about 70,000 jobs for Nigerians.

 

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