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Nigeria Air: Keyamo kicks against Nigeria, Ethiopian Airline deal



Festus Keyamo

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has kicked against the agreement the immediate past administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari signed with Ethiopian Airline on the proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air.

The minister, who said the agreements of the deal were unfair to Nigerian airlines, noted that it would be irresponsible of the Federal Government to follow through on a deal that gives monopoly of Nigeria’s aviation industry to a foreign entity.

This was made known by Keyamo, while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, November 27, 2023, where he further disclosed that reports had been submitted on the issue and President Bola Tinubu will determine the next step for the project.

Keyamo in his statement said,

He also lamented that the contract sought to cede the appointment of employees at all levels to the Ethiopian investors, a situation he lamented.

However, Keyamo said all details are before the President for consideration.