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FG Suspends Nigeria Air Indefinitely; Nigerians react

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika today announced the suspension of the planned national carrier, Nigeria Air. On his Twitter handle, @hadisirika, Sirika tweeted:
”I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier Project in the interim. All commitments due will be honoured. We thank the public for the support as always.”
A lot of Nigerians on hearing the news took to the social media to express their displeasure;
@Fransilogu: There is no difference between Nigeria Air and MMM.

@deji_atiba: Please where are all the people dusting their CVs for Nigeria Air, eez like they have started recruiting o#scam

@SKSolaKuti: Nigeria Air is dead on arrival as we predicted. FG has suspended the idea after spending money on a useless logo launch. It will eventually become impossible to defend Buhari/APC’s chronic incompetence.#RIPNigeriaAir

@Iam_Abdulaxis: MMM TSTV Nigeria Air 3 scams in one country 😂

@sharpval9: If you actually looked at this Nigeria air and the way it was handled and believed it will work, you are actually stupid 🤣🤣🤣

@iam_wilsons: NIGERIA AIR is suspended? Jesu! 🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆 May we never experience another Muhammadu Buhari and @APCNigeria government in Nigeria till rapture.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika in July unveiled the name of Nigeria’s national carrier – Nigeria Air, as well as the logo of the brand at an event at the Farnborough International Airshow in London.

The minister had said the national carrier will be private-sector driven and the purpose will be to make profit and there will be no governmental interference in the running of the business. He said;

“This will be a National Carrier that is Private sector-led and driven. It is a business, not a social service. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this. The Nigerian Government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new National Carrier. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it.”

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