The President of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Com. Ben Nnabue has rued the absence of governing board in all the agencies in the nation’s aviation sector in the last six years.
The aviation agencies include The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT).
However, in his May Day 2021 address made available to newsmen, Nnabue said the absence of board has stunted the growth and development of the sector.
The union leader further frowned at the absence of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), facility and aerotropolis development which he said are all flagship programs of President Muhammadu Buhari administration but have all suffered paralysis, despite massive support from all stakeholders.
“We have persistently pointed out the folly of one-man-show in the governance of the sector.
The union leader further rued the inability to float a functioning national carrier despite financial waste.
His words, “whereas a state government, Akwa Ibom, has since successfully launched its own airline without any fanfare, which is fast becoming the industry leader, our country has woefully failed in its attempt to birth a national carrier after over ten years of labour and colossal financial waste.
He also mentioned the concession of the airport , saying it was selective but vowed the union will continue to oppose it.
“The case of selective airports concession is already well told. Our irreversible opposition to the unjustifiable program is based on unassailable evidence of unwholesomeness and is well documented.
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