FG Inaugurates Committee on National Carrier

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Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that the Ministry of Aviation should commence work on the establishment of a national carrier, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Binta Bello has inaugurated a 13-member committee to consult with international partners for the establishment of a national airline for Nigeria.

While speaking at the inauguration in Abuja, Bello urged members of the committee to execute their duties with all dedication.

The committee, which has a former Managing Director of Discovery Airlines, Captain Muhammad Abdullahi, as Chairman, is charged with revising previous consultants’ submissions and recommendations on a national carrier.

Bello said “The committee must expand it searchlight by reviewing the report on the failure of the defunct Nigeria Airways and other failed private airlines.

“The committee also has the mandate to consult widely with stakeholders on the establishment of a national carrier, including interested international partners on setting up a national carrier on the basis of Public Private Partnership (PPP) strategy.”

The Committee was given Four weeks to submit a report.

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