By Umar Muhammad Puma Abuja
With the unveiling of the logo and the planned take-off of Nigeria Air in December, President Muhammadu Buhari has gone beyond completing abandoned projects to resurrecting dead projects.
Making this observation in a statement in Abuja, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said it is gratifying that the Nigeria Airways killed by PDP government in 2003 is being brought back to life by PMB 15 years after.
In the statement signed by the Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, the group applauded the move and noted especially the acquisition of new Boeing aircrafts.
“This is a most welcome development which will benefit the country in more ways than one, another promise kept and a further proof of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to correcting the wrongs of the past.”
The group recalled that when the President vowed to revive the Nigerian Airways that was liquidated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2004, many Nigerians were understandably cynical because of the failed promises of previous governments.
It added that with the unveiling of the logo what many people had dismissed as a political gimmick has begun to manifest.
The group reminded Nigerians that the new national carrier is just one aspect of an Aviation master-plan which include a maintenance, repair and overhaul centre, an aviation leasing company and airport concessioning -all designed to make the country the aviation hub for west and central Africa.
BMO also commended the Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika for running with the President’s dream, from planning to execution, while urging him to ensure that the December take-off date is sacrosanct.