Arik Air plane
By Senator Iroegbu
The Federal Government has cleared the Management of Arik Air Nigeria Limited to resume full flight operations after they resolved their misunderstanding with the agencies under the Ministry of Aviation.
This was the outcome of the two-hour meeting chaired Saturday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and attended by the two Chairmen of the Aviation Committees of the National Assembly, Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, Chief Arthur Eze and the Management of Arik Air at the office of the SGF.
Anyim declared after the meeting that “All issues in contention were discussed and resolved and that road map for the smooth working together of both parties were also agreed upon”.
He also used the opportunity to apologise to all travellers affected by the misunderstanding, which had grounded Arik air for three days and compounding the ongoing woes in the country’s aviation industry.
He said: “We use this opportunity to appeal to both parties to eschew every provocation that may have arisen as a result of this unfortunate misunderstanding. Accordingly, all the exchange of accusations and allegations are vitiated and so of no consequence.
“On behalf of the Ministry of Aviation and the Management of Arik Air, we apologise to all travellers for the inconveniencies this unfortunate misunderstanding may have caused them.
“We are pleased to announce that Arik Air can now resume operations.”