ART Expresses Displeasure Over Botched Air Peace Evacuation Flight From Canada
…Asks FG To Stand Firm Against Discriminatory, Unfriendly Act
The Aviation Safety Roundtable Initiative (ART) has expressed its displeasure at the botched Air Peace evacuation flight for stranded Nigerians in Canada due to the prevalent global lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic
The aviation think-thank group registered its position in a statement signed by Olu Ohunayo
“We reject in totality the nebulous safety concerns conveyed by the government of Canada.
“ART views this action not only as an unfriendly act but an unwarranted discriminatory and anti- competition acts bordering on avoidable aero-politics.
“The demand of our common humanity at these challenging times posed by the ravaging COVID- 19 requires the maximum cooperation of all.
We therefore request our government, especially the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Aviation to stand firm against this discriminatory and unfriendly act,” the statement reads.
ART said that Air Peace remains Nigeria’s flagship duly authorised by Nigeria for the evacuation mission of her distressed citizens in Canada, adding that in the diplomatic spirit of respect and cooperation among nations, the ART requests that Nigeria should persuade Canada to review her position and bring succour to the stranded Nigerians in her domain.