The Federal Government says, no preferred bidder has been selected for the national carrier, Nigeria Air.
The Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, Dr. James Odaudu who stated this in a statement says, this became necessary as some persons with vested interests have been promoting some organisations that have bided for the forthcoming national carrier, Nigeria Air.
He assured that, throughout the process leading to the publication of the Request for Proposal, the guiding principle has been transparency and accountability, as promised and this will remain till the final delivery of the project, adding that, by this they stand.
The Aviation Ministry spokesman also stressed that, no corporate entity or individual has been appointed or selected, or even preferred for the project as the process for selection has just started with the Request for Proposal.
He advised all interested partners and the public to discountenance the report and proceed with their proposals and assured them of their unalloyed commitment to transparency and accountability till the end of the process.
Dr. Odaudu noted that, the driving force is the commitment of the Buhari administration to bequeath to the country a national carrier that Nigerians would be proud of, and their determination and commitment to it remains stoic.