Kelvin Osa Okunbor
AVIATION stress group and think-tank, Aviation Spherical Desk (ART) has kicked towards the botched Air Peace Airline evacuation flight for stranded Nigerians in Canada brought on by COVID -19 pandemic.
The group in an announcement by its spokesman, Olumide Ohunayo mentioned it reject in totality the nebulous security issues conveyed by the federal government of Canada.
ART views the motion not solely as an unfriendly act however an unwarranted discriminatory and anti- competitors acts bordering on avoidable aero-politics.
His phrases, “The demand of our widespread humanity at these difficult instances posed by the ravaging COVID- 19 requires the utmost cooperation of all.
We due to this fact request our authorities, particularly the Ministries of Overseas Affairs and Aviation to face agency towards this discriminatory and unfriendly act. Air Peace stays Nigeria’s flagship duly authorised by Nigeria for the evacuation mission of her distressed residents in Canada.
Within the diplomatic spirit of respect and cooperation amongst nations, the ART requested that Nigeria ought to persuade Canada to evaluation her place and produce succour to the stranded Nigerians in her area.”
The Nigeria Excessive Fee in Canada had on Thursday given the reason why the deliberate evacuation of Nigerians from Canada by Air Peace by no means got here to fruition.
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In a letter dated Could 20, 2020 with reference: NHT/OTT/ADM.56/1, titled, “Replace on the flight postponement” , the Mission defined that it engaged a variety of airways and finally got here up with an association and pricing construction with Air Peace which no different airline was in a position to match.
It additional defined that its public discover of Could 12, 2020, the Excessive Fee introduced that the Canadian authorities had expressed reservations in regards to the granting of the mandatory clearance/touchdown allow for Air Peace to fly into Canada, on account of ‘security concern’.