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National carrier ‘ll be operational soon – Aviation Minister Sirika

Hadi Sirika insists national carrier will be launched before Buhari leaves office

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The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday, said Nigeria would soon get a national carrier.

Sirika stated this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation for the 2023 budget defence in Abuja.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari was also expected to commission one of the two aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in a few days’ time.

The minister said the national carrier is on its way to be launched with 737 and would first concentrate on domestic operations before venturing into an international operation.

He added that the aviation sector had recorded significant improvement in the last few years.

Sirika said: “This significant growth is sequel to the roadmap we are building. Our airports are wearing a new look, especially Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Portharcourt, among others.”

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