FG Meets Boeing Over National Carrier

The Federal Government has met with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to discuss the setting up of a national carrier for Nigeria. Zebra News gathered that the government did not reveal why it picked the firm as its partner for setting up an airline for the country.

This was revealed by Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who disclosed this in a tweet, said the meeting between the Federal Government and Boeing took place in his office in Abuja. The minister tweeted, “in my office, I met with the Boeing team in furtherance of our resolve to set up a new carrier soon.”

In November, the Federal Government announced that two major internationally renowned aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, had indicated interest in Nigeria’s national carrier. “Boeing said they can’t wait to discuss their proposal for the Nigerian national carrier. Will sign a MoU at the IWAF (ICAO World Aviation Forum),” the minister had said.

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