Nigeria Airways Cannot Commence Operations In December 2018 – Aviation Professionals

The aviation professionals have a contrary view concerning the commencement of the Nigeria Airways in December 2018. The Association of Nigeria Aviation Workers (ANAP) has described the commencement of the National Carrier as impossible and not feasible.

The secretary general of Association of Nigeria Aviation Workers (ANAP) Abdulrasaq Saidu told newsmen on Tuesday that the federal government is playing politics and there is no sign of seriousness from the government. He also noted that there is no how a new national carrier will be floated without pay off all the money the government is owing to the defunct Nigeria Airways workers. Mr Saidu, also when further to challenge the government to tell Nigerians how the defunct Nigeria airways were mismanaged and sold and also the amount it was sold.

“They are playing politics, to form a national carrier is not one day. You need technical partners are they going to take over Arik. They cheaply sold Nigeria Airways which we don’t know how much it was sold for and you want to float a national carrier. The airline was wrongly liquidated.”

“I challenge them. Nothing is working in the aviation industry today.”

“I challenge them to come out with facts on the proposed national airline and let us see how they will run it. They are chasing shadow without paying Nigeria Airways workers. First, they can’t succeed without telling us how Nigeria Airways was sold.”

“National carrier is not a motor park issue, it’s not something you just bring an aircraft and start flying, they need personnel to be trained. December is at hand but there is nothing on ground to suggest that national carrier is coming up.”

Recall that the National Union of pensioners and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has also debunked the news citing the unseriousness of the minister of aviation as a reason why the Nigeria Airways cannot commence operation by December 2018.

What do you have to say concerning the Nigeria Airways? Is it not a shameful act that a country with over 180 million people, a country that prides itself as the giant of African does not have a national carrier?

Source: The Tribune online

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