Aviation Minister unveils Nigeria Air

Tanimu Hassan, Abuja

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The Federal Government on Friday unveiled the nation’s national carrier, Nigeria Air.

The Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika performed the ceremony which was held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

He said the aviation industry in Nigeria has made remarkable achievements despite the COVID-19 pandemic challenges.

“Nigeria Air Limited has come to stay and, is a Public Private Partnership between Nigeria and Ethiopian Airlines which we hope will restore the glory of the Aviation Industry to meet international standards.”

“Right now processes have commenced for the aircraft to start Operation domestically as time goes on, we are expecting thirty-five aircraft more in the next five years to operate all over the world as Nigeria Air Limited.

Addressing the Journalists the Chief Commercial Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Mr Lemma Yadeche assured Nigerians that they are fully prepared for the commencement of Operation in the country

“With this Partnership I believe we are going to achieve remarkable success in the areas of job creation, economic growth and diplomatic relationship by taking advantage of our population. Mr Yadeche added.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration gave adequate priority to the Aviation industry, also with the establishment of the African Aviation and Aerospace University.

The Airline is a Public Private Partnership Company that is expected to attract many investors into the sector and would promote the economic growth of Nigeria and Africa at large.









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