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We’ll establish airline soon — Lagos govt


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The government of Lagos State, has announced plans of establishing a commercial airline.

This was disclosed by governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday during the Lagos West Senatorial District People’s Town Hall Meeting held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Sheraton, Ikeja.

Sanwo-Olu said the idea to have a state-owned airport has been in deliberation for several months.

According to him, the state is in the final stages of determining the financing model for the project.

When he was asked why a state as big as Lagos does not have a commercial airline yet, Sanwo-Olu said the plan is in the works.

“Over the last five months, the Deputy Governor and I have been working to put a concise plan together for the establishment of an airline, but we did not make the plan open because of the need to get adequate knowledge about the operational procedures of airlines.

“The business plan is viable and there is no issue about financing. The conversation has gone to an advanced stage but we need to get the proper information on operations before we go ahead to implement the plan,” Sanwo-Olu said.


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