To ensure the move to establish a new national airline for the country, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, directed the Ministry of Aviation to expedite action on the project.
According to The Nation, Buhari gave the directive at the presidential villa, Abuja during a briefing from officials of the ministry led by Binta Bello, the permanent secretary.
Bello said the president wants the country to have a national air carrier and has given instruction in this regard.
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Despite federal government’s N300 billion intervention fund, most airlines were said to be hugely indebted to regulatory agencies under the Aviation Ministry, among other factors that hamper optimum operational capabilities.
Bello, however, assured that the four state-of-the-art terminals being constructed with Chinese Bank loan will be ready by first quarter of 2016.