15 Years after the demise of Nigeria Airways and 6 after Air Nigeria, the country will get a new airline: Nigeria Air. It’s a public/private initiative, aiming at 84 routes.
Advanced talks with airframers ongoing, but business case still has to be approved. Yes! It will cost us nothing to wish our country well. May Almighty make Nigeria Air, very successful. May He make it save and sound for all passengers. Almighty, make our country & Nigeria Air, forward ever, while backward never. Whilst constructive criticisms are required to push Govt and our leaders to up their game, & deliver for the Nigerian people, it becomes UNHEALTHY and DANGEROUS, when one wishes the entire country to fail. Where is the patriotism? If Nigeria fails, we all fail. May ???????? succeed!
Nigeria politicians are not patriotic. The opposition only sabotage the system instead of proffering solution to problems and contribute meaningfully to the economic growth and development. Moving from one political party to another will not move Nigeria forward. No vision!
What’s desperation there? Was it not part of the campaign promises of APC govt? Why fulfilling a campaign promise an issue again? What’s wrong with us as a nation?When Agriculture died Obasanjo’s stayed alive. Education died Atiku’s school didn’t die. Nigeria Airways died they all bought Private jets.
I am stupefied by the level of negativity displayed by opinion molders on this street about Nigeria air. This is not criticism or pessimism, it’s outright madness. How can you hate your country so much? What exactly is Buhari’s offence that made you so mad?
National Carrier for Nigeria is a commendable initiative and investment.If it works in Ethiopia and Egypt and other Countries,it should work in Nigeria.We should not continue to be aviation market for other countries.
Now this argument came up again. In 2004, Virgin Atlantic signed a deal same as
NigeriaAir to float Virgin Nigeria as national carrier. Virgin acquired 49%, Nigeria 51%. It collapsed.
“We fought daily battles against government agents who wanted to daily make fortune from us,” Virgin boss Richard Branson said.
Now in my opinion, What makes NigeriaAir seem more promising than Virgin Nigeria is the fact that, this time, the government has no controlling stake. With 5% equity and having no say in the management and operation of the relaunched national carrier, I’ve faith it won’t be another bad investment.
The absence of a controlling stake does give a ray of hope. However, that the 95% with private sector expertise, is shrouded in secrecy and aren’t leading the negotiations, worries me. Let’s hope a wool isn’t about to the pulled over our eyes. Points given are Fair .
Might be true, but we don’t know yet. That’s why they have to be completely transparent about how the process played out – including all bidders and their bids.
One fellow used the 5% shares thing as a point of criticism yesterday and i found it rather ridiculous that a Nigerian youth would, at this critical time, lack a sense of where we’re coming from vis-a-vis what’s a better deal for us as a Nation.