Nigeria Air ready, Aviation Minister hints

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, at the Nigeria Air press conference which held on Thursday, revealed that the country’s national carrier is well on its way to being launched.

According to Sirika, Nigeria Air will launch with a shuttle service between Abuja and Lagos, other domestic destination will follow thereafter.

Sirika also revealed that the National Carrier will be launched with three Boeing 737-800 in a configuration very suitable for the Nigerian market.

Sirika is quoted as saying, “The Request for Proposal (l) under the PPP act, governed by ICRC, is completed. After a careful, detailed and ICRC governed selection process, Ethiopian Airlines Consortium has been selected as preferred bidder, offering an owner consortium of 3 Nigerian investors MRS, SAHCO and the Nigerian Sovereign Fund (46%), FGN (Federal Government of Nigeria) owning 5% and ET 49%.

“The consortium has been subject to a due diligence process, after which the contract…

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