December 8, 2022



N19bn debt: Operators kick, says Nigerian airways working beneath harsh setting

The Nigerian airways working physique, Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on Wednesday described as deceptive experiences that members of the physique are defrauding authorities companies within the aviation business.

An announcement made accessible to journalists in Lagos and signed by the AON Vice chairman and Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema stated “Our consideration has been drawn to information making the rounds that the DG NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, “accused airways of defrauding authorities aviation companies just like the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian Airspace Administration Company (NAMA) of over 19 Billion Naira whereas changing the identical to ‘private use”.

He stated “The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) needs to state its very robust reservations for such accusations and we deny very strongly that our members are defrauding or defrauding authorities companies of the stated quantity or any quantity for that matter.”

Based on him “Airline Operations, worldwide, is just not a money and carry enterprise. Each airline on the planet owes money owed that are settled as their operations go on. Nigeria is just not an exception.

It’s true that a few of our members have very dangerous money owed however not all our members owe such money owed. The owing of money owed in itself doesn’t quantity to fraud. We frown very strongly on the criminalization of all Nigerian airways because of the stated money owed.”

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