Eu­nice Nnachi,

Jour­nal­ist, Ye­nagoa

Weekly Trust - - Voxpop -

This na­tional car­rier was one of the projects Buhari’s ad­min­is­tra­tion would have used as a land­mark achieve­ment. It could have also served as a brand for the coun­try’s avi­a­tion in­dus­try, but un­for­tu­nately, the peo­ple that han­dled it were not sin­cere. Nige­ri­ans were de­ceived into be­liev­ing that the gov­ern­ment has put a na­tional car­rier on board. The in­tegrity of Buhari and his gov­ern­ment is at stake here.

Now that they have come out to in­form Nige­ri­ans about the sus­pen­sion of the na­tional car­rier, what hap­pened with the huge pub­lic funds in­vested in it? Has the money also been sus­pended or em­bez­zled? That is why we call on anti graft agen­cies to in­ves­ti­gate the is­sue.

If the Na­tional car­rier were op­er­a­tional, do we even con­sider how it would have boosted the tourism po­ten­tial of the coun­try or help in cre­at­ing em­ploy­ment? How about en­cour­ag­ing young Nige­ri­ans to take a ca­reer in avi­a­tion sec­tor? So the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment should as a mat­ter of ne­ces­sity re­store the na­tional car­rier and en­sure that Nige­ria Air be­comes op­er­a­tional again.

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