Nigeria To Receive First Set Of Planes For National Carrier On Dec. 19
Nigeria means business
this time around. A national carrier is in the works and all appears set for it’s
take-off later this year.
According to Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who is spearheading the return of the national carrier, the December take-off date for the national carrier is achievable, as the country is expected to receive the first set of airplanes on December 19.
On his Twitter handle, Sirika posted a copy of the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for the National Carrier project from Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission and wrote, “the December kick-off date of the project is slowly becoming reality.”
The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Bashir Ahmad, on Monday on his verified Twitter handle revealed that the name, logo, colour scheme, structure, and types of airplane of Nigeria’s national carrier will be unveiled at Farnborough International Public Airshow on July 18th, 2018 in London.
Ahmad added that Sirika also confirmed that “Nigeria will receive the first set of five airplanes for the airline on 19 December. And Federal Government intends to get to a 30 aircraft mark in five years.”
Recall that as part of the plan to hit the ground running, the government on Sunday received the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for the airline.
Sirika had said the presentation of the certificate to the government was an official approval of the process through which the project had gone so far.
He noted that the issue of national carrier for Nigeria was very close to the hearts of both the government and the people.