President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week assured that the promised National Carrier would commence flight operations on or before December this year.
The president gave the assurance at the 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat on Monday in Abuja.
According to him, the establishment of the National Carrier for Nigeria is at 91 per cent completion, saying the feat is being boosted with the certification of Lagos and Abuja International Airports by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
He said Kano and Port Harcourt Airports are undergoing similar certification processes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Air gulps N14.6 billion, under five per cent government’s equity share.
NAN reliably learnt that the Federal Government had already taken delivery of nine out of the 20 training aircraft meant for the smooth preparation for the Nigeria Air project.