Nigeria Air Plane To Land On Friday, Sirika Reveals

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has confirmed that the Plane for Nigeria Air will arrive in the country on Friday (tomorrow) ahead of the commencement of operations. 

Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York the minister confirmed that a Nigeria Air aircraft will land in the country in two days as part of processes to commence operations and unveiling of the delivery process.

He promised that the aircraft will be unveiled in Nigeria’s colours in fulfillment of all the promises made by the administration in the aviation sector.

He, however, noted that the only incomplete item is the aerotropolis, which is the airport city and is 60 percent complete.

According to him, the groundwork has been completed, and are looking to conclude work on the airport city by the next administration.

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Sirika had at an aviation stakeholder’s forum in Abuja in March said that Nigeria Air will commence full operations before the end of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Responding to a question on when exactly Nigeria Air will commence operations, the minister had said, ‘Before the end of this administration, before the 29th of May, we will fly.’

He added that the Federal Government is leaving the aviation sector better than it met it having achieved over 90% of the aviation sector road map.

Africa Today News, New York recalls that following many months of negotiations and paperwork, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has mid last year presented an Air Transport License (ATL) to the interim management of Nigeria Air.

Africa Today News, New York reports that Nigeria Air is the country’s proposed national carrier that is currently led by Captain Dapo Olumide.

An ATL certification is a document that states the kinds of operations a carrier will embark on scheduled, non-scheduled, cargo air services within and outside Nigeria.

Africa Today News, New York

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