Nigeria Air is recruiting, as FG picks Ethiopian Air as preferred bidder

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The Federal Government has chosen Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Consortium as the preferred bidder for Nigeria Air.

Sen. Hadi Sirika, the aviation minister, disclosed this information to the media on Friday in Abuja.

He claims ET received a technical offer score of 89% and a financial bid score of 15% out of a possible 20.

Meanwhile, the federal aviation ministry has announced that recruiting is ongoing at Nigeria Air for listed positions. Individuals wishing to apply can visit here or send a CV to [email protected]

Nigeria Air
Nigeria Air

Sirika stated that the Nigeria Air Request for Proposal (RFP) under the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission's (ICRC) authority under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Act was now finished.

"Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Consortium has been chosen as the preferred bidder, presenting an owner consortium of three Nigerian investors, following a thorough and ICRC-governed selection process."

The Nigerian investors are MRS, SAHCO, and the Nigerian Sovereign Fund (46%), FGN owning 5% and ET 49%. The consortium has been subject to a due diligence process.

“The contract will be negotiated between consortium and FGN, leading to a Full Business Case (FBC) which will be expected to be approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). We expect this process to take 6-8 weeks.”

The minister stated that three Boeing 737-800s will be used to begin the national carrier in a configuration ideal for the Nigerian market.

He claims that Nigeria Air will begin operations with a shuttle service between Abuja and Lagos to create a fresh, convenient, and reasonably priced transportation between the two major Nigerian Airports.

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