Nigerian airplane manufacturing will commence before President Muhammadu Buhari’s term ends, according to the federal government.
When Hadi Sirika, the aviation minister, conducted an inspection visit to the Magnus Aircraft Industry in Pogany, Hungary, he gave the tip.
The Magnus aircraft, according to Sirika, is light, appropriate for combat training, has an aerobatic maneuver, and is built of strong composite materials.
He further said that the plane runs on regular vehicle petrol and surpasses any combat aircraft of its sort.
The minister voiced his pleasure with the attributes and declared his commitment to helping the country’s production.
According to the ministry’s spokesman, James Oduadu, he proclaimed
According to Sirika, this will help Nigeria become a regional aviation superpower since maintenance and repair facilities will drive in customers from neighboring nations.
Furthermore, the Buhari administration has struggled to establish a national carrier in more than six years of rule.
Sirika, a self-acclaimed Buharist, has forecasted the debut of Nigeria Air at least three times.
He pledged in March 2020 that the intended airline will start flying local routes in the third quarter of 2021.
Sirika announced in May 2021 that the airline could begin operations in the first quarter of 2022 but the minister later faulted COVID-19.
August is nearing its end, and there are still no obvious indications that Nigerians would be seeing a state-owned airline early next year.