The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday, May 23, said the federal executive council is divided on the modalities through which the proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air, should be run.
The former Rivers state governor, who made the disclosure at a valedictory news conference, said the federal government has not abandoned the national carrier project, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng notes that Amaechi said: “On the national carrier, the cabinet is divided on the issue of modality. There are those who believe that the Federal Government should invest and then we can sell the equity later.
“There are also those who believe that no, and from day one they say let us get investors in and give them the franchise of Nigeria Airways or Air Nigeria or whatever is called.
“That is where we are and that is what held it down. But as for whether it is still in our plan, it is and has not been abandoned."
Legit.ng previously reported the federal government suspended its planned national carrier, Nigeria Air, indefinitely.
Senator Hadi Sirika, who is the minister of state for aviation, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday, September 19 2018.
The minister said the federal government’s decision to suspend the procurement of Nigeria Air was reached at the federal executive council meeting.
In another previous report by Legit.ng, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the unveiling of the logo and the planned take-off of Nigeria Air in December 2018.
BMO praised the efforts of the president and his team, stressing that the present administration has gone beyond completing abandoned projects to resurrecting dead projects.
In a statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the group noted that it was gratifying that the Nigeria Airways killed by the PDP government in 2003 was being brought back to life by Buhari 15 years after.
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