May God curse Nigerian Air: and if God wants the new company of Nigeria will not live to tell the story- A national carrier is a major component of any meaningful reform possible in the aviation sector!
For an ex Nigeria minister of education, words like this is criminal.
The Words of Oby Ezekwesili Herself
I actually believed that at some point the FG would have “advised itself” & known that the so called “National Carrier project” IS A WASTE.
Sadly not so as they are determined on what is CLEARLY A WRONG PRIORITY. It SHALL FAIL. For the sake of the country, it MUST FAIL.
if OBY had maintained that it’s “clearly a wrong priority and a waste” . That’s understandable. But adding that it shall and must fail is totally offensive. I think you should apologize to all those who want to see Nigeria work. Be humble enough to do that!
If I were President & my Aviation Minister sent me a Memo asking for my approval to set up a ‘National Airline’ with initial capital of FG’s $300million & aquire airplanes, I will instantly send him a reply.
It will be:
Pls hand over the Ministry to the PermSec.✍????
If optimism and patriotism mean endorsing what appears like a patchwork of grandiose return to those woebegone era of Nigeria Government’s tragic adventure in Business, please feel free to call me whatever you choose; but I shall not partake of your Kool-aid.
As emotionally uplifting as it may sound to some citizens or even ‘economically viable’ to others (Some people say, “it will create jobs”), setting up a ‘National Airline’ should NOT make the LIST OF TO DOs in our Aviation Sector.
For me, the danger of not owing up to a mistake, you end up making more mistakes till you found yourself in a mess. Madam you goofed, just own up and move on. All these caricature explanations of yours won’t control the damage done earlier.
My question to madam Oby Ezekwesili is What is the essence of a government providing world class MRO, terminals, runways, navigational aids when it is foreign airlines that will utilize them? Nigerians should ask this woman to go and get help. She failed to come out soft or hard when Obasanjo was asked to explain $16b wasted on energy/electricity that Nigerians didn’t see during which she was a minister she went dumb and now comes out to open her mouth to criticise PMB
If we can’t have a national carrier, as a country , then we have no business in MRO, airports(terminals & runways) Let’s be guided pls!
Madam you are too negative when your boss Olusegun Obasanjo closed down Nigeria airways why didn’t you people pay the then workers their entitlements ? Your government was very wicked and incompetent for winding up a national carrier with no alternative , and you have no moral ground to criticize this government on this because the government you served in failed critically.
The whole National carrier thing has been in the public space for months. Only that people didn’t pay attention until the scheduled Name & logo launch was done.People like mrs Oby wished that the name and logo launch never happens because that is the beginning of the entire process