By Lawani Mikairu
Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said the federal government will establish the national carrier before the expiration of this tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Sirika disclosed this while addressing aviation reporters at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. According to the minister, the business outline will be ready in a couple of months.
He said : “ I think in the next couple of months, by March we should be able to have our outline business base for this transaction. I will say that we are very close to having the national carrier established. Certainly it would be within the first term of this administration”.
On the pensioners of Nigeria Airways, Sirika appealed to the ex-workers to exercise patience as the federal government has made provision for their payment. He said : “We’ve dealt with the issue of pensioners. The money is being provided by government, the Ministry of Finance is handling it and the National Assembly is also playing its roles”.