The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the date for Air Nigeria’s official take-off; 70,000 jobs await Nigerians.

Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, said that the national airliner, Air Nigeria, will start in April 2022.

The Minister spoke to State House Correspondents on Wednesday, following the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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According to Sirika, the national carrier will be controlled by entrepreneurs in which the government will own 5%, Nigerian entrepreneurs will own 46%, and the other 49% will go to yet-to-be-assigned strategic equity partners, including foreign investors.

He further stated that once the national carrier is functioning, it will generate approximately 70,000 jobs for Nigerians.

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