Sen. Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, has declared that Nigeria Air, the projected national carrier, will take flight before May 29th, 2023.
The project, according to the Minister, is 98 percent finished.
On Thursday at the 10th Aviation stakeholders forum in Abuja, he made this statement.
He said: “The airline will fly before May 29th this year”.
Earlier, the Ministry of Aviation had severally given assurances that the airline would hit the airspace before the current administration completes its tenure.
But experts who are familiar with the project say the promoters of the airline are yet to scale three fundamental hurdles: secure the aircraft for the airline, hire technical personnel, and secure the all-important Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC) before the project can earnestly take off.
This is a developing story…
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