An airplane belonging to the proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air, has landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The airplane was seen moving in a video posted by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on his verified Twitter handle on Friday.
Sirika wrote: “We are here. To Almighty God be all the glory. It has been a very long, tedious, daunting and difficult path.
“We thank everyone for the support. This, by the will of God, will be for us and generations to come.
“Ya Allah make it beneficial for our country and humanity.”
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Meanwhile, an aviation expert and analyst, Captain Ado Sanusi, has countered the Federal Government’s claim that the controversial Nigeria Air will begin operation before the inauguration of the new administration scheduled to hold 29 May.
Sanusi, who is also Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors, said this while featuring on Channels TV Sunrise Daily programme on Friday.
He added that the arrival of the aircraft does not mean that it will begin commercial operation in the remaining days to the change of administration.
He said: “It is one thing to bring the aeroplane to the country, it is another thing to start the airline, getting all the necessary approvals from NCAA.
“There’s a very important and vital component of getting an AOC, which is the demonstration flights. Of course, there are waivers that the Director General of the NCAA has the power to give, but the demonstration flights are critical to safe operations and I do not think he would give that waiver.
“So it is practically impossible for the airline to take off in the next two days. It is not possible.”