AON May 9 Flight Shut Down: NANTA Calls For FG’s Intervention
… Says Situation Damaging To Our Image As Nation, Businesses
The President National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has called on the Federal Government to help resolve issues concerning domestic airline operators in Nigeria and the threat to shut down flight operations effective from Monday, May 9,2022.
” We cannot afford another COVID pandemic look alike regime, where Nigerians cannot move freely about out of no making of their own, simply because airlines cannot operate due to poor operational environment,” the President appealed.
She added that the Federal Government must quickly intervene beyond mere promises.
Akporiaye stated that her phones has been busy through the day as travel agents and travelling public from all over the world wanted to know what happens to the industry and travel plans of most people within and around Nigeria barely few months of ease in local and global travel.
According to her, “We cannot continue like this and in a situation where we are not sure, our aviation architecture is up and doing, that we can go to the airport and get a flight, where, we cannot advise the travelling public and our clients that they can make it to any destination in Nigeria without hazels and to think of it, the mere announcement by airline operators of Nigeria that they are off the sky on Monday, has sent panic around the globe as Nigerians returning home and those coming to do business in our country, has cancelled their flights to the country.
The NANTA President appealed to the Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika to rally around support for AON members, adding that to think that the country is also in the heat of preparations for 2023 elections when electoral materials and campaign trains, would move from one end of the country to another, she said calls for serious measures.
In her words, “We cannot continue like this, it is damaging to our image as a nation and our businesses.”