Chinedu Eze and Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
The federal government yesterday declared Ethiopian Airlines Consortium as preferred bidder of the proposed Nigeria Air Limited with a combined score (Technical and Financial Bid) of 86.7 per cent.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, noted that all preparations for the establishment of the national carrier, Nigeria Air are concluded and the airline will kick off within six to eight weeks.
Sirika said the airline has commenced recruitment of pilots, cabin crew and the aircraft will be coming into the country in a week’s time.
The minister, while briefing the press on the status of the project, said the full business case for the establishment of the airline will be expected to be approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
According to him, “After a careful, detailed and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) governed selection process, Ethiopian Airlines (ET)…
Source: Thisday Newspaper