Nigeria to get national carrier soon — Minister

Posted by News Express | 29 January 2018 | 1,544 times

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•Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika fielding questions from newsmen

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has Nigeria will get a national carrier soon in order to take full advantage of the newly launched single African air transport market.

The minister said that the national carrier will be private sector driven.

He made this known while speaking on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia following the launch of the new regional aviation initiative.

The minister had earlier said that Federal Government will ensure the establishment of a national carrier takes place before the end of 2017.

He made the disclosure at a meeting with the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation.

Nigeria’s first national carrier was established in 1958 and stopped operations in 2003 with more than 30 aircrafts on its fleet in the 1980s. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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