Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has again, assured that the indigenous airline, Nigeria Air, would take off on or before 29 May.
Mr Sirika gave the assurance while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.
According to the minister, the infrastructure and staffers are ready and only await the final approval by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
He also assured the workers in the aviation sector that all issues relating to their agitations on minimum wage would be taken care of by relevant government agencies and ministries.
Sirika’s reassurance comes despite an order by a federal high court in Lagos restraining Nuhu Musa, director-general of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), from issuing an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to the proposed national carrier.