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Buhari under mounting pressure to set up national airline

President Muhammadu Buhari  Monday revealed he is facing growing pressure from many patriotic Nigerians to establish a national airline.

“I equally 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 before,” he said, referring to the defunct Nigeria Airways. 

The president also emphasized the determination of his administration to speed up the improvement of aviation infrastructure in the country for the benefit of the country’s economic development.

 Speaking while receiving the President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Muyiwa Aliu, at the State House, Abuja on Monday, President Buhari declared his total support and commitment to work with regulatory agencies in the aviation sector to make air travel safer throughout the country.


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