The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has again reiterated the Federal Government’s promise to birthing a private sector driven National Carrier.
The Minister who reiterated this as a panelist in the World Government Summit, WGS 2022 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates said, Nigeria is a candidate for a National Carrier because of its population, propensity to travel and its position in the Africa continent.
He stressed that Nigeria has a huge market and this was the reason why foreign airlines come to Nigeria asking for multiple frequencies and landing.
“No government control, no membership of board, totally private, committed to private sector. whatever we said we would do in 2015 is happening”.
Senator Sirika stated that, when he leaves the office as minister, he would like to see a private sector run aviation industry,smooth, efficient,safe and the most preferred option of transportation.
“I would like to see the Nigeria industry continue to be private sector led and driven and that there is more efficiency and safety in the sector”.
At the summit, Senator Sirika along side the President of the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, Mr. Salvadore Sciacchitano, President of Emirates Airlines, Timothy Clarke and the Director General, Airport Council International, ACI, Worldwide, Luis Felipe de Olivera all panelists spoke on travel restrictions, industry recovery amongst others.
The World Government Summit is an annual event held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,brings together leaders in government for a global dialogue about governmental process and policies with a focus on the issues of futurism, technology innovation and other topics.