7th February, 2016
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has assured that government would soon start implementation of recommendations on the establishment of a new national carrier.
Sirika gave the assurance on Friday evening in Abuja at the inauguration of the Ministerial Committee on Assessment of Security Situation in Nigeria’s Airports.
The minister said that President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated his commitment to establishing a national carrier by setting up a committee for it, even before appointing his ministers.
According to him the committee had since submitted its report which had also been forwarded to the ministry for further action.
“The committee has done its work and its reports and recommendations have been forwarded to us; it is in the ministry and we are working on it.
“I want to tell you that we are on it and I want to add that within my purview of the management of this ministry, the committee report will not be swept under the carpet.
“It will be implemented and anywhere we do not agree, we will indicate so.
“We will be modest and courteous enough to inform the members of the committee and the public about it,’’ he said.