Breaking: FG suspends Nigeria Air indefinitely

Breaking: FG suspends Nigeria Air indefinitely

The federal government has reportedly suspended its planned national carrier, Nigeria Air, indefinitely.

Daily Trust reports that Senator Hadi Sirika who is the minister of state for aviation disclosed this on Wednesday, September 19, in Abuja.

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The minister reportedly said the federal government’s decision to suspend the procurement of Nigeria Air was reached at the federal executive council meeting.

He however did not provide reasons for the new development.

Recall that Nigeria's minister of state for aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, July 17, unveiled the name and logo of the nation's new national carrier, Nigeria Air.

In reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, July 20, accused the federal government of unveiling a non-existent national carrier in a desperate effort to deceive Nigerians now that election is around the corner.

The Punch reports that the national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was not funny that the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari was merely unveiling logos and drawings of an airplane and imaginary routes, without a proper project.

He said: “Is it not comical that while other nations are unveiling and rolling out real planes, the Buhari administration, in a most hilarious manner, is ‘unveiling’ drawings of an airplane, name, logo and imaginary routes of a nonexistent fleet, as our national carrier, in faraway London?

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“What President Buhari and his handlers fail to understand is that Nigerians can see through their fraud and lies.

“Apart from drawings of airplanes, there are no structures to indicate that a new airline, billed to commence operation in December this year, is being set up; there are no offices, no recruitment of personnel and no form of ground activity anywhere in the country."

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