TUNDE OGUNTOLA, Abuja
The federal government and Max Air limited has signed an agreement to evacuate 3,184 out of the 5,037 Nigerians expected to return home from Libya in the next few days.
A statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, signed by Ibrahim Dahiru, disclosed that the contract to evacuate Nigerians from Libya was signed between National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and representative of Max Airline Malam Shehu Wada, at the weekend.
Dahiru said with this development Max Air is expected to operate six flights to bring in the 3,184 Nigerians from Libya using its large fleet of Boeing 747-400.
“The Airline has also been involved in the evacuation of Nigerians from Libya and Egypt recently as well as the movement of many Nigerians especially sports men and women and military personnel to other places in the world.
“The airline has the manpower and equipment for the movement of large number of people from Nigeria to any part of the world through its chatter arrangement,” he said.
It would be recalled that the Republic of Niger engaged Max Airline to evacuate over 5, 000 Niger citizens which the Airline did successfully.
Max Air limited has been the leading Airline in hajj and Umrah operation in the last eleven years in Nigeria.
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