The third attempt to own a national carrier by Nigeria has hit the rock again as the federal government suspend the most anticipated project, Nigeria Air, barely four months before its official launch.
The Nigerian government unveiled the name and logo of the new national carrier on July 18 at Farnborough Air Show in London and fixed its launch date for December.
As the news of Nigerian Air suspension filtered, the usually vocal Nigerian Twitter has quickly weighed in on the development.
Was all the monies spent on unveiling the logo of Nigerian air for show ? Just like that London Logo wasted?
— Charles Emuze (@coemuze) September 19, 2018
Lmaoooo FG has suspended Nigerian Air indefinitely.
Shey I told you people.
— Immirimious God (@kodds_) September 19, 2018
And they spent millions on that Nigerian air logo. Millions on consultants.
I need a new passport man.
— (@Gare__A) September 19, 2018
Please Ma @obyezeks I want to apologize on behalf of all those people that insulted you because of the non feasible Nigerian air that was launched this year. Indeed what an elder sees sitting down a child can’t see even if they climb the iroko tree.
— Uzor B N (@Raouc1) September 19, 2018
School don close?
— Florence Ozor (@FlorenceOzor) September 19, 2018
Can we, maybe, shift attention to launching a national bicycle line?
That should be easier to do, I suppose.
— Tony3! (@tonyeville01) September 19, 2018
There is no difference between Nigeria Air and MMM.
— Parosident Buhari (@TheMbuhari) September 19, 2018
Apart from .....
Which other scam do you know? (10marks)
— Omope Abdul Azeez (@Iam_Abdulaxis) September 19, 2018
It was all a big fraud, an avenue to empower the “boys” 4 elections.First, AGF paid 17 Billion for a job already paid for by GEJ, then they came with Nigeria Air. All that millions spent junketing round the world and designing logo gone. BMC hailed it.Let’s wait for another scam.
— Dr Chima Matthew Amadi (@AMADICHIMA) September 19, 2018
A competent President would have seen from a mile away that this Nigeria Air game was a scam from the start. Hadi Sirika took Mr Lifeless for a ride and the shame is now made public. #RIPNigeriaAir
— Imhons Erons (@Imhons) September 19, 2018
Nigeria Air is dead on arrival as we predicted. FG has suspended the idea after spending money on a useless logo launch.
It will eventually become impossible to defend Buhari/APC's chronic incompetence.#RIPNigeriaAir
— Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) September 19, 2018
Considering the amount paid in consultancy for that doomed-from-the-start Nigeria Air, what if the whole thing was a ruse to set aside some money for next year.
— Nwakibeya (@Dikachim) September 19, 2018
You mean the dream of entering Nigeria Air have been suspended.
— Babalola Olufemi Joseph (@Iamfemijoseph) September 19, 2018