NAAPE Debunks Claims of Any Danger with Caverton Helicopters

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Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has refuted the publication claiming that pilots and engineers at Caverton Helicopters are subjected to unfair treatment and exposed to poor working conditions, adding that “the said publication has absolutely no connection with the body either at national or branch level.”

One Bola Yusuf had signed a purported petition to the federal government and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), lamenting the poor condition pilots and engineers are subjected to, and published in the dailies.

But a letter signed by Deputy General Secretary of NAAPE, Mr. Umoh Ofonime, strongly rejected the views of the publication, adding that the said “Bola Yusuf whom the publication claimed to be the author of the petition is not a member of NAAPE either at Caverton or any other branch.”

He added that the reporter who wrote the said story has not had any form of contact or interaction with any officer of the union both at national and branch levels in any form.

“We wish to state that the jaundiced views expressed in the publication are purely that of the writer, and do not relate with the view of NAAPE in any way at this time.”

Meanwhile, Ofonime reiterated NAAPE’s commitment “to the successful conclusion and implementation of ongoing discussions for the benefits of our members in Caverton’s Helicopters.