The Federal Government has announced that the country’s national carrier, Nigeria Air would take off in April 2022.
The Minster of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria recalled that the federal government in 2018 had launched the Nigeria Air. The name and logo of the flier was unveiled in the United Kingdom at the Farnborough Airshow.
According to the minister ,the national carrier will be run by a company in which the 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 further noted that the national carrier, when operational, will create about 70,000 jobs for Nigerians.
Sirika recalled that it was the sixth time the matter was brought before the cabinet for consideration.