Religion Yahaya, Abuja
THE Federal Authorities is in talks with the Rivers State authorities over the detained Caverton Helicopter pilots, the Presidential Job Drive (PTF) on COVID-19, stated yesterday.
The pilots have been arrested by the police for flouting the state’s authorities’s directive by flying into the Air Drive Base in Port Harcourt after Governor Nyesom Wike had given lockdown order.
Wake gave the directive following the unfold of COVID-19 and the affirmation of the index case within the Southsouth state.
Giving an replace at its day by day briefing on Monday, the Everlasting Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation, Hassan Musa, stated there was a have to fast-track the pilots’ launch contemplating threats by numerous unions within the aviation sector to go on strike.
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He stated: “The Federal Authorities is in session with the Rivers State authorities to have them launched as quickly as attainable as a result of their arrest is taking a distinct dimension as Air Visitors Union and different unions within the aviation sector are threatening to go on strike.
“We hope that this misunderstanding will quickly be resolved in order that we are able to have them out as their operation was authorized.”