You see, over the past few days, this kite has been flown in the Nigerian aviation quarters – that Nigeria’s defunct national carrier, Nigerian Airways is making a comeback.

Apparently, some prominent Nigerians have been pressurizing President Muhammad Buhari to make the return of Nigerian Airways to the skies a reality.

However, the President has insisted that Nigeria must account for what happened to the airline before dreaming of returning it to life again.

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On Monday, while admitting that he was under tremendous pressure from some prominent Nigerians desirous of the government establishing a national carrier, Buhari maintained that his position remains that Nigerians deserve to know how the nation lost its national carrier.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke while receiving the President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Dr. Muyiwa Aliu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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“I equally support a national airline for both patriotic and economic reasons. We have enough trained citizens, including pilots and engineers. But Nigerians need to know how we lost the one we had before,” Buhari was quoted to have said.

The President restated his administration’s determination to speed up the improvement of aviation infrastructure in the country for the benefit of the nation’s economic development.

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