The Ministerial Committee on the Establishment of a National Carrier for Nigeria on Friday in Abuja submitted its report to the Ministry of Aviation.
The Street Journal recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had upon assumption of office directed that the defunct National Carrier be resuscitated, following which a committee was inaugurated to advice government appropriately on how to revive it.
Receiving the report of the Committee, which was inaugurated on Aug. 25 , and mandated to turn in its report within four weeks, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Hajiya Binta Bello, commended the Committee for keeping to the stipulated time.
Bello gave assurance that the Ministry of Aviation will thoroughly scrutinize the Committee’s recommendations with a view to forwarding to the President for his approval.
Earlier, Mr Abdulsalami Mohammed, the Committee Chairman, said the team consulted widely before coming up with the report containing far-reaching recommendations which, if accepted and implemented by the Federal Government, would have positive impact on the aviation industry in the country.
“We consulted with a total of 74 stakeholders, ranging from airline operators to aviation agencies, service providers, financial consultants, institutional investors, aircraft and parts suppliers and former staff of Nigeria Airways Limited before coming up with this report,’’ he said.
Mohammed also explained that the report also employed “system thinking paradigm as pictorial analysis tool’’ for understanding the inherent dynamics and complexities for establishing a national carrier.