Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has stated that reports of a division among ministers in the Federal Executive Council (FEC) over the mode of implementation of the National Carrier project were untrue.
Hadi Sirika made this known in reaction comments allegedly made by the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on the issue.
A statement issued by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, on Friday, Sirika stated that the media may have misquoted Amaechi.
According to him, ministers in the FEC could not be divided by the issue because they had always been one cohesive body.
Hadi Sirika further revealed that the Nigeria Air project has the full support of the Federal Executive Council which deliberated on it and approved.
“Consequently, President Muhammadu Buhari directed that the Viability Gap Funding for the project be provided for in the 2019 Appropriation which the National Assembly had graciously done.
“I assure the general public, and more importantly, the prospective partners and investors, that Nigeria Air project is fully alive and on course,” he said.