Posted by Sade Williams
The Ministry of Aviation has denied reports that Qatar Airways has been chosen as the preferred bidder for Nigeria’s national carrier, ‘Nigeria Air’.
A statement signed by James Odaudu, Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, said the report is not only false but capable of discrediting the process for the establishment of the airline, and discouraging interested parties, adding tha only a few days ago, a Request For Proposal was published in local and international news media.
“We wish to state that throughout the process leading to the publication of the Request for Proposal, the guiding principle has been transparency and accountability which we promised will remain till the final delivery of the project, and by which we stand.
“We wish to state categorically that no corporate entity or individual has been appointed or selected, or even preferred for the project as the process for selection has just started with the Request for Proposal.
“All interested partners and the public are therefore advised to discountenance the report and proceed with their proposals as we assure them of our unalloyed commitment to transparency and accountability till the end of the process.
“Our driving force is the commitment of the Buhari administration to bequeath to the country a national carrier that Nigerians would be proud of, and our determination and commitment to it remains stoic.”, the statement reads.