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Buhari vows outset of Nigeria air operations

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By Akintola Timothy

Proposed national carrier to commence operation on or before December.

Years after the glistening promise of a proposed Nigeria Air operations, an airline carrier owned by the country, the Buhari administration has received immense criticism for the rather slow progress in the operation of this project. President Buhari, at the 3rd Ministerial Review Retreat, which was held recently in Abuja, however he reassured the public that the proposed national carrier would commence operations sometime before the end of the year. He said that the national airline carrier was at 91 percent completion, with the project being enhanced by the recent certification of the Lagos and Abuja international airports by the International Civil Aviation Organization, with Kano and Port Harcourt airports also undergoing the certification process.

While Nigeria Air takes at least, N14.6 billion, under 5 percent of the government’s equity share, sources reported that the Federal Government had opted the delivery of 9 out of the 20 training aircrafts that is meant for the perfect preparation of the Nigeria Air project. On the economic situation, President Buhari reiterated that the economy had witnessed subsequent growth after the negatives were recorded in the second and third quarters of 2022.

Nigeria has been impacted by the implementation of high-impact projects.

He also stated that the country has been influenced by the implementation of high impact projects to suit the yearnings of Nigerians. Immense development in the sectors of agriculture, infrastructure, security, anti-corruption and health were also highlighted. In this retreat which included stakeholders and highly important guests like Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya and keynote speaker at the event, Buhari also disclosed that over 3,800 kilometers of roads had been constructed across the country. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), whilst speaking at the event, also promised to build on the legacies of President Buhari, if elected in the upcoming presidential election.

Tinubu, appearing at the event under the organizers’ invitation, was quick to commend the Buhari administration for its immense efforts at improving the country’s status quo since elected in 2015. President Buhari however urged present ministers and permanent secretaries against abandoning their duties to the country for electioneering, noting that infractions would be taken seriously. He stated that the business of governance must continually receive all the attention that is needed, even in the light of the campaign outset. Upon signing the Executive Order 012 on the Improvement of Performance Management, Coordination and Implementation of Presidential Priorities, urged the Ministry of Transportation and other relevant agencies to ensure the needed security infrastructures in all railway corridors are being upgraded.

Buhari also inaugurated the Presidential Campaign Council of APC.

The president also signed the Nigeria Start-up Bill 2022, which Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy confirmed as one that will have immense influence on numerous economic benefits in the country. On the same day, Buhari received the good wishes of President Julius Mada Bio of Sierra Leone on the impending general elections through a special envoy. Andre Thomas Hope, the Special Envoy however disclosed that the country, in bidding for a non-permanent seat in the Security Council of the United Nations, solicited for Nigeria’s support.

Buhari also conferred Nigeria Excellence Awards in Public Services on former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, as well as 43 other prominent Nigerians to have shown dexterity over the years. NEAPS was established to recognize public services to the country for individual, local, state or national contributions to humanitarianism, leadership excellence and national services. The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was further inaugurated by the President, where the action plans of APC’s Presidential candidate were also revealed. Buhari noted that the APC-led governance has worked to stabilize the country, laying a balanced foundation for the next administration for progressive developments, despite the socioeconomic difficulties that have plagued the country.

Established Pinnacle Oil and Gas terminal to ease Apapa congestion.

He concluded with the inauguration of Pinnacle Oil and Gas FZE terminal in Lekki, asserting that the operation of this facility will immensely ease the recurrent congestion of the Apapa Port area. Buhari also said that his administration had seen to the reduction of cost and delivery of petroleum product distribution to most parts of the country. He congratulated Peter Mbah, the Chief Executive Officer for the establishment which would provide jobs for numerous Nigerians.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

Nigerians are really in need of this national carrier it’s long over due for the country,it’s so absurd the level of how Nigerians travels for theost popuous black nation not having its own national carrier.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

This is really nice. Once the Nigerian air operation have been flagged off it will help generate revenue to the government. It will also ensure our productivity rate is improved in the Aviation sector.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

This is a good thing for us. Our own Nigeria air operation should be active and improper been in used it will also serve as income for us also to generate revenue from. So we have to make our national carrier standard

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

This is nice. It will ensure our productivity rate is improved in the Aviation sector.

Last edited 1 year ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Another potential source of generating revenue if managed properly the Nigeria air operation will really yield and promote development in the country.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

This is quite lovely. Once the Nigerian aviation operation is launched, it will aid in bringing in money for the government. Additionally, it will ensure that the aviation industry sees an increase in productivity.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Since the seizure of Nigerian Airways operations nothing in aviation that we can call our airways except other private and foreign operators. I hope this will be a reality.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

It is good but we need action in this country. vow is very easy to vow by Nigeria government. so many vow yet no result. they do the needful

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

All this proposal about national carrier or no carrier should stop because is a big avenue for the people in government to syphon money from the government.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Quite impressive. The Nigerian aviation operation will help the government raise money once it is started. Additionally, it will guarantee a rise in productivity for the aviation sector

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

The administration of President Buhari has come under heavy fire for the relatively sluggish progress that has been made in the running of this project.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

After a long time Nigerian Airways can finally be resuscitated. I hope by December this will be noted one of APCs/Buhari administration achievement.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

Following the negative readings that were accumulated in the second and third quarters of 2022, the economy had gone on to experience subsequent growth.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

The fulfillment of the aspirations of Nigerians has had an impact on the nation, which has been influenced by the implementation of high-impact initiatives.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

The regular traffic jams that occur in the vicinity of Apapa Port would be significantly alleviated once this facility is operational.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

The national airline carrier was at 91% completion when the Lagos and Abuja international airports were certified by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Kano and Port Harcourt airports are also awaiting certification.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

Buhari received greetings from Sierra Leone’s President Julius Mada Bio for the upcoming general elections via a special envoy.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

I strongly discouraged current ministers and permanent secretaries from neglecting their responsibilities to the country in order to campaign for political office, adding that any violations of this rule would be regarded very harshly.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

After the negatives were recorded in the second and third quarters of 2022, President Buhari reaffirmed that the economy had subsequently grown.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

Even in light of the beginning of the campaign, the business of governance needs to continue to receive all of the attention that is necessary.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

When the Nigerian aviation operation is finally given the green light, it will contribute to the government’s ability to bring in income. Additionally, it will assure an increase in our overall rate of productivity within the aviation industry.