July 17, 2024

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FG Suspends Nigeria Air, Reverses Concession Of Airports

The Federal Government has suspended airports’ concession and the Nigeria Air project.

Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, SAN, made this known on Thursday.

Recall, that both airports concession and national were major projects under the aviation roadmap implemented by the immediate past administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

But speaking during a tour of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, his first tour of the busiest airport in Nigeria since his appointment, Keyamo said the concession and national carrier would be on hold until further notice.

The two projects became controversial following their approval a few days before the expiration of the former government.

Barely a week to the end of the last administration, the Federal Government announced that it has successfully concessioned the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Also, Nigeria Air was equally mired in controversy following what was said to be a shadow launch on May 26, just 72 hours to the end of the administration.

The launch came as a shock to many observers and players in the sector as the airline christened Nigeria Air was yet to receive the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to commence commercial operation.

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