Yesterday, the Federal Government unveiled the name and logo of a new Nigerian Airline which is called Nigeria air at an airshow in the United Kingdom.
The airline was said to be more of a private sector initiative with the Government owning not more than 5 percent of the shares of the company.
Since the announcement was made yesterday, Nigerians have come out to give their thoughts on the matter with some praying for its survival and others mocking it.
A cross section of reactions can be found below
Yinka Ogunnubi said: My Prayer is that you will succeed In Jesus Name.
— Yinka Chukwuemeka Ogunnubi (@yinkanubi) July 18, 2018
— Prof Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) July 18, 2018
Victor Ehikhamenor said: Old: Nigeria Airways
New: Nigeria Air
His Excellency has done an amazing job by nipping and tucking away the old “Ways”, because in this new dispensation we must be frugal and prudent with national nomenclature.
Old: Nigeria Airways
New: Nigeria Air
His Excellency has done an amazing job by nipping and tucking away the old “Ways”, because in this new dispensation we must be frugal and prudent with national nomenclature. #NigeriaAir
— victor ehikhamenor (@victorsozaboy) July 18, 2018
Another Twitter user by the name of Beinghumanaintenough argued that he had a better design which he had 5 years before, “My design 5 years ago vs #Nigeria Air design unveiled today … I think I’ll choose mine ten times over .:: just saying saying sha ..”
— Being Human is not Enough (@realdanielemeka) July 18, 2018
Bukola Ogunyemi meanwhile hoped that it would truly be a private sector driven project saying, “#NigeriaAir is Private sector led and driven. It is a business, not a social service. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this. – @hadisirika
“I’d love to see this work.”
Deezer 234, meanwhile, told haters to take a back seat saying: “Oh..the logo is ugly Oh…will it reduce the price of garri Oh…have they rescued the chibok girls and Leah Oh….why are they doing this when Fulani herdsmen killing people Yen yen yen Go and find something to help with your unhappiness!
#Nigeria Air is here and we love it”
I am hoping what I saw isn't the real #NigeriaAir logo, that the original one is still in the pipeline. If not, tueh, sometimes we don't have money problems, we just do not care enough about even the seemingly little things.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 18, 2018
In 2004, Virgin Atlantic signed a deal same as #NigeriaAir to float Virgin Nigeria as national carrier. Virgin acquired 49%, Nigeria 51%. It collapsed.
“We fought daily battles against government agents who wanted to daily make fortune from us,” Virgin boss Richard Branson said.
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) July 18, 2018
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) July 18, 2018
The airline is said to be ready for full operations by the end of the year.