Aviation workers issue fresh ultimatum to Nigerian Government

Air transport workers say the ultimatum was given, following the expiration of a previous one.

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The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, has issued a fresh 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to appoint a substantive director-general for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.

The ultimatum is contained in a letter given to aviation correspondents on Sunday in Lagos by the Deputy National Secretary of the association, Captain Tarnongu.

The letter was entitled: “Re-Demand for a Substantive Director-General for NCAA” and addressed to the Secretary to the Federal Government, Ayim Pius Ayim, dated July 24.

Mr. Tarnongu said in the letter that the ultimatum was given, following the expiration of a previous one given to the government.

He said the union was driven by deep patriotism and commitment to contribute their quota to the transformation agenda of Mr President in the aviation industry.

Mr. Tarnongu noted that the attention of the SFG was earlier drawn to the leadership vacuum existing in the NCAA in a letter dated June 18.

“As stakeholders in the industry, we are aware of the enormous responsibility of this authority as a chief regulator of standards and custodian of safety in the industry.

“Thus, we are justifiably disturbed on the inability of government to appoint a substantive DG for the NCAA.

“We are by this letter, giving notice of the extension of our earlier 21-day ultimatum for another 14-days to lapse on Aug. 12, by which time we expect the government to expedite action to confirm a substantive DG,” he said.

Mr. Tarnongu noted that the union would be at liberty to deploy any other legitimate means to press their demand if the current one failed.

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