The alleged debut of Nigeria Air during the final months of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency was called a hoax by the House of Representatives.

After the key participants in the agreement between the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines denied knowledge of the launch, Nnolim Nnaji, chairman of the House Committee on Aviation, proclaimed Nigeria Air’s launch to be a scam.

The committee rejected the Ministry of Aviation’s assertion that Nigeria Air was just showcased and not officially launched as a ploy to deflect lawmakers’ attention.


When NAMA revealed that the plane flying the Nigerian flag was on a chartered journey to Nigeria, committee members were astounded.

Other stakeholders who confirmed the disclosure noted that a chartered flight could be painted in any color and with any inscriptions.



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