Former minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili has described ”Nigerian Air” a national carrier unveiled yesterday by the Minister of state Aviation,senator Hadi Sirika unveiled the name on Wednesday at the Farnborough Airshow in London as a waste of national resources.
Ezekwesili took to an twitter page to register her anger in a series of tweets.
”You would think that some of these advocates of Socialist Investment of our SCARCE PUBLIC RESOURCES in a WASTEFUL ‘National Airline’ Business will crowd my TL with FACT-BASED arguments. No. For them, Reason is anathema. For them, insults are the default position. Una go taya”.
”Their bad-mouthing is like pouring water on the back of a duck. It is 2018 and no way my VOICE SHALL NOT STAND AGAINST A WASTEFUL MISADVENTURE with HUGE Opportunity Cost for Nigeria. Let them be bad-mouthing. They will not WASTE OUR SCARCE RESOURCE”.
”A Leader must be without an inordinate desire to be serenaded with “good news” or their Team will never let them know TRUE state of affairs”.
”Those that are genuinely interested in my evidence-based stance against another WHITE ELEPHANT – WASTEFUL VENTURE called ‘National Airline’ can read this old tweet I did on the REAL ISSUES that .
@AsoRock should be WORKING TO FIX in the Aviation Sector. Happy Reading”.
”Those who mischievously CONFLATE wanting a WASTEFUL Public Project to FAIL as being wanting Nigeria to fail” can carry on. Nothing of what we have publicly read on the National Airline Project shows ANYTHING DIFFERENT from the usual ELEPHANT projects of the past in Nigeria”.
Nigerian Air is the new national carrier initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari administration.