AIR Nigeria has announced the suspension of all its operations —
local, regional and international with effect from Monday,
September10. The suspension, according to the management of the airline, is due to
staff disloyalty and environmental tension, “which are not conducive
for business in the aviation sector.”….continue reading
The airline regretted any inconvenience the decision would cause its
passengers on all the routes and advised them to contact agents from
whom they had purchased tickets for refunds.
Reacting to the development, the chairman of the airline, Mr Jimoh
Ibrahim, said it was difficult to continue further investment in the
airline, with the level of disloyalty on the part of the staff and weak
“But we are strongly committed to ensuring that Air Nigeria survives,” he added.
He said about 50 loyal staff from various departments of the airline
had been selected with a mandate to recommence business within 12
months, while other members of staff had been relieved of their
employment, effective from the last day of work on their various routes.
Ibrahim thanked the stakeholders for their support in the last two
years of the operation of Air Nigeria under the new management.
He said the suspension of all the operations of the airline was not
unusual as, according to him, “corporations are like individuals who
naturally will get sick and the usual thing to do is to admit them to
hospitals, either for corporate surgery or for treatment, as the case