Mixed reactions on Wednesday trailed the unveiling of the name and logo of the proposed new national carrier by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.
Sirika had unveiled the name of the new carrier as “Nigeria Air’’ with a logo encompassing the flowing green, white and green ribbon at the Farnborough Air Show in London.
The carrier, scheduled to begin operations by December, will replace the defunct Nigerian Airways which stopped operation in 2003.
However, some Nigerians excited over the development have requested that the airline be run by private organisation rather than the government.
They expressed hope that the National Airline would not be a thing of the past in months to come.
Here are some comments :
@Carliid “I hope its going to be managed by private hands. Government isnt good with business.”
@Ubon_Isang “The only way Nigeria can effectively sustain a national airline is to allow experience experts from the private sector to manage it otherwise.
Govt & selfish parastatals will run it into the ground.”
@AustinMusa “I would have loved my preferred choice, AirNaija but NigeriaAir would have it. Nigeria Air all the way.”
@BabajideKo “I pray it will not be a victim of the indicipline and corruption of the ruling elites like Nigeria Airways.”
@Omojuwa “The name is not bad. I like the name. NigeriaAir . But all of these are subjective, the real stuff would be seeing it actually work. And seeing it run without NNPC-esque inefficiencies.”
@Femifactor “I have no problem with the logo and branding ( we could have done better though)
But for this #NigeriaAir to work well, the services have to be topnotch,proper maintenance n no rude air-hosts/hostesses.”
@Kolokennethk “I hope ALL govt sponsored trips by public officials and the general public will now be via NigerianAir except it isn’t one of the 84 routes it intends to fly?
I also hope it won’t be subsidised for government, and won’t be like PHCN where outstanding bills run in to billions.”
@Oluwatobifaneye “Honestly this is the only achievement I can record in Buhari adminstration.”
@OluyomiOjo “I am only concerned about one thing now: SUCCESS. IT MUST WORK.
No sane person should pray that NigeriaAir should fail.”