Government gives assurance on national carrier

NIGERIA – The Federal Government has given assurance that it will implement the report of the committee on the establishment of a national carrier for the country.

This assurance was given in Abuja by the minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika just as he announced plan by government to scrape fees currently being charged for the use of trolleys by passengers in Nigerian airports.

According to him the committee had since submitted its report, which had also been forwarded to the ministry for further action.

His words: “The committee has done its work and its reports and recommendations have been forwarded to us; it is in the ministry and we are working on it.

“I want to tell you that we are on it and I want to add that within my purview of the management of this ministry, the committee report will not be swept under the carpet.

“It will be implemented and anywhere we do not agree, we will indicate so.

“We will be modest and courteous enough to inform the members of the committee and the public about it,’’ he added.

The minister said the payment would stop as soon as the current contractual agreement on the handling of trolleys was over.

February 15, 2016; http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/02/government-gives-assurance-on-national-carrier/

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