Domestic airlines in Nigeria are on the verge of suspending flight operations if the aviation fuel scarcity persists according to the vice president of the Nigerian Airline operators and CEO of Air Peace, Barr. Allen Onyema.
The Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, in a meeting with the oil marketers and Airline operators at the National Assembly disclosed that the scarcity of aviation fuel is affecting the airlines’ operation. According to him, airlines will shut operations in the next 3 days. Barr. Allen Onyema also used the opportunity to demand the importation of fuel licenses from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
According to Onyema, airlines have what it takes to import fuel since they can afford planes of millions of dollars.
“I have the mandate of all airlines to demand that Airlines begin importation of fuel, if we can buy planes of millions of dollars, we can also import fuel ourselves. Let NNPC give Airline’s licenses, we want to import ourselves”
“We have only three more days, all airlines in Nigeria will shut down. We are not threatening this country, it is a fact”, Onyema said.