December 4, 2023

Ministerial Retreat: Buhari Confident Nigeria Air Will Kickoff Soon

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said that going by the lineup of completed and ongoing infrastructure projects executed in the past seven years, his regime has met the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.

He also said the proposed national airline, Nigeria Air, will begin operations this year.

The president said this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘With high-impact projects across Nigeria, we have met the yearning of Nigerians, President Buhari declares at the last ministerial retreat.’

Themed, “Enhance security, fight corruption, transform the economy”, the retreat is meant to review the regime’s progress since the last edition exactly one year ago.

According to him, the establishment of a national carrier for Nigeria is at 91 per cent completion and is expected to commence flight operations before the end of 2021.

He said the process was being fast-tracked by the certification of Lagos and Abuja international airports by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, while Kano and Port Harcourt Airports are undergoing similar certification processes.


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