President Muhammadu Buhari has demanded to know why the Nigeria Airways collapsed even as he said that he is under tremendous pressure from some prominent Nigerians to establish another national carrier for Nigeria.
The President, who received the president of the International Civil Aviation Organization, Dr. Muyiwa Aliu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, insisted that Nigerians need to know how the nation lost the former national carrier, Nigeria Airways.
“I also support a national airline for both patriotic and economic reasons.
“We have enough trained citizens, including pilots and engineers. But Nigerians need to know how we lost the one we had.”
The President said that his government’s determination to speed up the improvement of aviation infrastructure in the country to aid economic development.
He said that his commitment to working with regulatory agencies in the aviation sector to make air travel safe throughout the country. [myad]