The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has revealed that a Nigeria Air aircraft is scheduled to land in the country on Friday, marking a significant milestone in the process of commencing operations.
The minister who revealed this on Channels Television promised that the aircraft will be unveiled in Nigeria’s colours in fulfilment 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 per cent complete.
According to him, the groundwork has been completed, and are looking to conclude work on the airport city by the next administration.
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 May 29th, we will fly.”
He added that the Federal Government is leaving the aviation sector better than it met it having achieved over 90 per cent of the aviation sector road map.
Credit: The PUNCH