Reasons Why The So Called New National Carrier Must Fail – Oby Ezekwesili.

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Reasons Why The So Called New National Carrier Must Fail – Oby Ezekwesili.

A-lot have been going on lately, recall that Federal Government are now set to release the National Carrier come December. But even in the mids of the good news, it looks like all is not yet well with the aviation ministry.

A former minister of education in Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili, has predicted doom for the country’s new national carrier, the Nigeria Air.

Below are reasons she gave for making such comment like:

Their PLAN for it MUST FAIL to SAVE THE POOR of this country, the COLOSSAL WASTE of LIMITED PUBLIC RESOURCES that should be INVESTED in SECTORS that would help LIFT THE POOR OUT OF POVERTY. FG has NO BUSINESS GOING INTO THE BUSINESS OF AIRLINES. The Evidence is STRONG.

Nigeria Air

Image Above Shows Name and logo of the proposed new national carrier by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

“For the sake of the country, it must fail,” she tweeted through her handle @obyezeks.

Mrs Ezekwesili said establishing the new national carrier was “clearly a wrong priority” and “a waste”.

Reasons Why The So Called New National Carrier Must Fail – Oby Ezekwesili.

Her remarks attracted criticisms from other Twitter users who said she wasn’t wishing Nigeria well.

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“Ma, if you had maintained that it’s ‘clearly a wrong priority and a waste’. That’s understandable,” one Twitter user (@Hafsathaadi) said to Mrs Ezekwesili. “But adding that it shall and must fail is totally offensive. I think you should apologize to all those who want to see Nigeria work. Be humble enough to do that!”

But Mrs Ezekwesili, seemingly unmoved by the criticisms, reiterated her stance against the new national carrier.

“Before we once again sink scarce public resources into a wrong-headed prestige project like an airline, I am glad to stand alone on this,” she tweeted on Thursday.

Mrs Ezekwesili had said in a previous tweet that Nigeria lost the benefit of its market-size comparative advantage to be West Africa’s travel hub because of policy, regulatory, and standard failures of its aviation sector.

Oby Ezekwesili

Cicero@CiceroAFC

Reasons Why The So Called New National Carrier Must Fail – Oby Ezekwesili.

.@obyezeks I always had great respect and admiration for you but I never expected person of your ilk to come out with such remark. You should never wish a ”National Project to fail” I expected you to articulate your tweet/remarks in a different way https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/978957399963860992 

“Failure of public sector begets failure of private sector!” she had said on the social media site.

Oby Ezekwesili

They chorus:”Yen, yen, yen. FG is only 5% & private sector is 95%.” Which Private Sector, please?

What is the Push Factor for FG HASTE in RUSHING a ‘Deal’ it has NOT FOUND the rest 95% “owners”?

Oby Ezekwesili

Their PLAN for it MUST FAIL to SAVE THE POOR of this country, the COLOSSAL WASTE of LIMITED PUBLIC RESOURCES that should be INVESTED in SECTORS that would help LIFT THE POOR OUT OF POVERTY. FG has NO BUSINESS GOING INTO THE BUSINESS OF AIRLINES. The Evidence is STRONG.

Olasoji Opeyemi@Extra_ola

@obyezeks Excuse me ma, your statement concerning the #NigeriaAir is very sad. If that airline fails, then its every Nigerian shame and not this present government.Buhari will leave when God says so but that airline can carry your future generations.Your wish for Nigeria is OP.

Oby Ezekwesili

Mbizzle@olaoluakorede
Replying to @obyezeks

This tweet is far better than your initial statements and I think you should retract that awful tweet.

Reasons Why The So Called New National Carrier Must Fail – Oby Ezekwesili.

 

Oby Ezekwesili

Yeah, you got that right.
All that Sector has ALWAYS CARED ABOUT are 3 things:
1Transactions
2Transactions
3Transactions.

Oby Ezekwesili

@obyezeks

Esömönu AFC@Col_Casi
Replying to @obyezeks @olaoluakorede

You can stand against it. Its ok. But saying it must fail is distasteful.

Reasons Why The So Called New National Carrier Must Fail – Oby Ezekwesili.

The proposed airline is expected to gulp $8.8 million preliminary cost and $300 million as take-off cost, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the Nigerian government is not fully funding the airline.

Mr Sirika said the government opted for a Public-Private partnership to deliver a national carrier that would stand the test of time and be world class in operation and management.

He said Nigeria will receive the first set of five airplanes for the airliner on December 19 and own 30 aircraft in five years.

The airline will make profit in three years after operations, the minister said.

Nigeria’s former national carrier, Nigeria Airways, was closed down after 46 years of operation.

It was liquidated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in September 2004 after it slipped into heavy indebtedness and inefficiency.

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