No foreign airline operator will be allowed to treat Nigerians with disdain — FG
The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, has said that no foreign airline operator will henceforth be allowed to treat Nigerian travellers with disdain.
Sirika made the declaration on Saturday in Abuja in a statement signed by Mr James Odaudu, the Director of Public Affairs in the ministry.
The minister further warned other airline operators to take a cue from the recent Turkish airlines experience.
“Officials of the airline, alarmed by the prospect of losing their Nigerian market, had rushed into a meeting with the Nigerian authorities to pledge total commitment“ he said.
The minister also noted that the organisation had tried to comply with the conditions given to it in order to continue its operations in Nigeria.
According to him, Turkish airlines has been notorious for the shabby treatment of Nigerian travellers over time, especially when they have to arrive their destinations without their checked-in luggage.
He added that such behaviours by the airline had always given rise to security issues at the airports with protests by affected passengers.
He noted that the situation did not need to arise in the first place with the Airline waiting for the strong-arm handling before doing the right thing.
Sirika promised Nigerians better flying experiences as the nation’s aviation industry was set to undergo major developments in the coming years with the implementation of the stakeholder-developed roadmap.