The Nationwide Union of Air Transport Workers (NUATE) has raised an alarm over an alleged battle of curiosity between the Ministry of Aviation and the Property Administration Company of Nigeria (AMCON) over the decision that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) shouldn’t give the latter’s new airline – NG Eagle – its air working certificates.
NUATE Secretary-Common, Ocheme Aba, who raised the priority on Wednesday at a press convention in Lagos, referred to as for the intervention of the Presidency within the dispute.
In response to him, the ministry seems jittery that NG Eagle might truncate the establishing of a nationwide provider promised Nigerians by the current administration because the clock is quick ticking on the mission.
Aba acknowledged that AMCON was on the verge of establishing NG Eagle out of Arik Air which was indebted to the federal government to the tune of N300 billion which necessitated the property managers take over the poisonous money owed.
He added that the ministry, which was additionally perfecting plans to arrange Nigeria Eagle, feared AMCON’s airline would possibly take the shine over the one promised by the federal government.
In his response, the spokesman for the ministry, Dr James Odaudu, stated the union’s allegations had been baseless.
He burdened that the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, was by no means in opposition to the institution of any non-public provider.
Reasonably, Odaudu defined that Sirika has at all times inspired individuals to spend money on the airline enterprise, saying this has led to many new entrants into the aviation sector.
The minister, in line with him, has additionally given NCAA a free hand to hold out its duties with out interference.