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National Assembly moves to tackle airlines on Indiscriminate cancellation of flights

The National Assembly has resolved to tackle the airline’s on this negative trend but will invite operators and agencies first.

Both the Senate and House Committee chairmen on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi and Honourable Nnolim Nnaji made this known in a joint briefing after an oversight of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

Senator Adeyemi who lamented the latest trend said,” I am calling on airlines operators as people can no longer predict their flights. Nigerians want to fly and the roads are bad, but there are people that stay as long as 5-8hours waiting for a flight with no compensation, not even a bottle of coke.

” We will have a meeting with them( airlines) we will try to look at the cause of this before we nag them. We will tell them out feelings and there must be compensation for passengers being stranded.

” We will look at the act further to ensure things are taken care of,” he said

Hon Nnolim who also spoke on the issue said, ” the issue of flight delays and cancellations, we cannot take it again. We will invite agencies and we will invite airline operators. We have discussed in this issue of flight delays as it affects everybody, if you want to go and see someone it would take you a day.

” Most times when you ask them they say operational reasons, technical reasons whatever, those things..I discussed with DG NCAA, I wrote to them on this issue of flight delays and cancellations and up to now nothing…

“We are going to discuss this issue, it’s affecting the entire country..”

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