By Nofisat Marindoti
The Federal Government has revealed the name and logo for the new National Carrier.
Speaking at the Farnborough International Airshow in London, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed that the National Carrier would be called “Nigerian Air”.
Farnborough is one of the biggest Airshows in the world, where decision makers and industry experts gather every two years to do business.
The Minister also disclosed that the Nigerian Government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new National Carrier, adding that Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it.
“We want to use this new private-sector-led airline to make a statement that, ‘Yes, Nigeria can do it!’ and we also want to promote our cultures and traditions. It will also create economic opportunities and jobs. The new National Carrier will bring Nigeria closer to the world.
“81 routes (domestic, regional and international) identified for now, for #NigeriaAir, out of more than a thousand considered” he added.
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