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Aircraft used for Nigeria Air unveiling was chartered flight from Ethiopian Airlines — MD

Dapo Olumide, the Interim managing director of Nigeria Air, on Tuesday, said the aircraft used to unveil the country’s national carrier was a legitimate chartered flight from Ethiopian Airlines.

He said the aircraft returned to Ethiopian Airlines after the unveiling.

Olumide stated this before the Senate Committee on Aviation.

Read also: Live tracker shows Nigeria Air aircraft back in Ethiopia

The Committee members expressed its misgivings towards the unveiling of the national carrier during a meeting with Olumide; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation, Emmanuel Meribole; as well as heads of aviation agencies.

At the meeting, Biodun Olujimi, the Chairman of the Senate Aviation Committee, wondered why Hadi Sirika, the immediate past Minister of Aviation, hurriedly unveiled a national carrier on the last day of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.