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Why we can’t convert Arik Air to a national carrier – Aviation minister, Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, spoke on the insinuation that it will be beneficial to Nigerians if the federal government can convert Arik Air into a national carrier.

Fielding questions from journalists at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, the minister said Arik Air will not be suitable for the carrier that the ministry is planning.

Ahmed Kuru, the managing director of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), had urged the federal government to use the airline as a stepping stone in its quest to own a national carrier.

“The carrier that I intend to bring is such a carrier that will support the national economy, with $450 million GDP for 200million people, very equipped to compete favourably,” he said.

Source: www.thenewsguru.com

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