Nigeria Air: FG opens bid to private partners

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The Federal Government has issued the request for proposal to intending private investors on the National Carrier.

In a statement shared on the official Twitter handle of the Aviation Ministry on Monday, the Federal Government said the move is part of efforts towards diversification of the economy and to promote economic growth.

The statement also added that the private sector partners are expected to comprise – Nigerian Financial and Institutional Investors so that the total Nigerian shareholding will hold a minimum of 51% of the shares of ‘Nigeria Air ‘ as required by international laws for a National Carrier.

This comes less than one week after the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika announced that the Federal Government will issue requests-for-proposal for the establishment of Nigeria Air.

Sirika while making the announcement said because the government intends to own only five percent of the airline shares, it is going to go ahead with the AOC (Air Operator Certificate), which has commenced since.



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