Maverick entertainer and coordinator of OurMumuDonDo group,
Charly Boy who is also called Area Fada by his teeming admirers, took to his verified Twitter and Instagram handles to call such Pastors and politicians who fly in private jets while the national carrier lies moribund a bunch of bastards.
The veteran entertainer and social activist made the remark after photos of national carriers of countries like South Africa, Kenya and Ghana were shown side by side with that of the defunct Nigerian Airways.
Area Fada who was not happy with the state of affairs of the nation's carrier, while frowning at the comatose state of Nigeria Airways, took to his Twitter handle to share the photograph, saying it was a shame that a country like Nigeria did not have a functional airline while claiming to be the giant of Africa.
Read what Charly Boy posted:
“What a shame! Nigeria doesn’t even have a national air carrier yet there are over 100 private jets owned by conmen/pastors called men of God and thieves called leaders/politicians.
May the revolution consume the bastards.”
See the tweet here:
The Nigeria Airways was inaugurated on May 1, 1959, as the Nigerian Airways Limited was during the tenure of Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola as Minister of Aviation, giving Nigeria its fledging National Airline.
By April of 1977, Nigeria Airways operated a total of 202 flights every week between Lagos, Accra, Abidjan, Robertsfield, Freetown, Banjul and Dakar in West Africa; Lagos, Kano, Rome and London on the Europe route and Lagos, Abidjan, Robertsfield and New York on the American route inclusive of all domestic airports.
In the 80s, the airline had carried a total of 2,138,378 passengers on its entire network with the domestic services taking the lion share of 1,713,455 passengers and had a reasonably good share of the international market by taking 264,132 passengers.
See Charly Boy's Instagram post here:
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At that time, Nigeria Airways competed favourably with other world-renowned airlines like the British Airways, KLM and others who are still waxing stronger today while our own has found it difficult to come out of its moribund state since it went down under the regime of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003.