The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said the establishment of a national carrier is still a top priority for the federal government.
The Director, Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
Odaudu quoted Sirika’s words during a meeting with members of the Joint Aviation Unions Forum, an umbrella body of all unions in the aviation sector.
“I promise that there will be good understanding between us to drive the activities of our industry towards contributing more to national development. I will do everything reasonably possible to make the newly re-established ministry live up to the expectations of all stakeholders in the sector.
“This task, I think, is for you as well; not for me alone. It is for all of us. We will continue to hold stakeholders’ meetings with the unions, staff, the management and players within the industry.
“We will be committed to better welfare while expecting your full cooperation towards the implementation of the aviation roadmap which was developed during our first tenure.”
It can be recalled that the FG had last year suspended the national carrier project due to some challenges.