After failed attempt, Sirika promises take off of Nigerian Air in 2022


By Sahelian Times

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


This is coming after months of unveiling the carrier’s logo.


The Minister said this on Wednesday while speaking to State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


According to him, the national carrier will be run by a company in which the Nigerian government will hold a 5% stake, Nigerian entrepreneurs holding 46%, while the remaining 49% will be reserved for yet to be assigned strategic equity partners, including foreign investors.


He said when operational, the national carrier would create about 70,000 jobs for Nigerians.

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