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.
The NANTA President in a statement says, the country cannot afford another covid pandemic look alike regime where Nigerians cannot move freely simply because Airlines cannot operate due to poor operational environment and urge the federal government to quickly intervene beyond mere promises.
She states that, there have been calls from Travel Agents and travelling public from all over the world, wanting to know what would happen to the industry and travel plans of most people within and around Nigeria barely few months of ease in local and global travel if the operators make good their threats.
“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”.
NANTA also appealed to the Minister of Aviation to rally support for AON members and to remember that, this is the heat of preparations for 2023 elections when electoral materials and campaign trains, would move from one end of the country to another.
“This calls for serious measures. We cannot continue like this, it is damaging to our image as nation and our businesses”.