SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, (THEWILL) – Hadi Sirika, Minister of state for Aviation, has stated that the embargo placed on Nigeria Air, the National Carrier, will be lifted as soon as possible.
According to James Daudu, the ministry’s deputy director of media and public affairs, Sirika said this while receiving Fahad Al Taffaq, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Nigeria, in Abuja.
He quoted the minister as saying the new dates for take-off of the airline would be announced soon.
THEWILL recalls that the government had in September announced the suspension of the national carrier which was to be launched in December, saying it was a “tough decision” taken by the federal executive council.
Subsequently, Lai Mohammed, minister of information said the national carrier project was suspended due to investor apathy.