Peter Okoye of P’square’s, a Nigerian singer, has responded to the uproar surrounding the introduction of ‘Nigeria Air.’
The musician bemoaned on his Twitter page how money continues to escape from the country due to crooked politicians.
Remember that the acting Managing Director of Nigeria Air, Dayo Olumide, confessed that the ‘Nigeria Air’ plane that landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on May 26th, 2023, was a rented Ethiopian plane.
The revelation comes after the House of Representatives deemed Nigeria Air’s launch a scam.
Reacting to the development, Peter Okoye took to Twitter and wrote: “Monkey stole billions, 🐍 snake swallowed billions 🚶🏿♂️🚶🏿♂️ only in Nigeria 🇳🇬…. Now they borrowed an Ethiopian aircraft for a photo shoot worth 190 billion naira 🤷🏾♂️ wetin remain again 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️ dem go soon sell this country.”
Why We Charter Aircraft from Ethiopian Airlines
Acting Managing Director (AMD) of Nigeria Air Capt. Dapo Olumide gave an explanation of why an Ethiopian Airlines plane was chartered for the debut of Nigerian Air with a Nigerian logo.
Recall that on May 26, immediately after Nigeria Air was unveiled, news broke about Ethiopian Airlines’ ownership of the Boeing 737-800 series aircraft that had just flown into Abuja from Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Abeba.
The plane was reported to have left Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa at 9:55 a.m. on May 26 and touched down in Abuja at 12:43 p.m.
Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, said shortly after the plane touched down and expressed his happiness that the project had begun after “a very long, tedious, daunting, and difficult path.”
At the Abuja airport’s General Aviation Terminal, the aforementioned Nigerian Air was afterwards presented with the registration ET-APL. Nigerians’ reactions to the development, however, were conflicted, according to Naija News.
The aircraft flew for its original airline for four days prior to being transported to Nigeria, according to later discoveries.
It was once again discovered that it traveled from Addis Abeba to Tel Aviv in Israel.
According to the flight data retrieved from the well-known flight tracking website Flightradar, the aircraft continued to fly between Tel Aviv and Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 21, 2023.
It ran services in Mogadishu, Somalia, and Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, on May 20. The day before, it also ran services in Beirut.