Dana Air Disengages Workforce after Suspension of Operations by NCAA

Chinedu Eze

Dana Air has disengaged its workers following the suspension of its operations after the runway excursion of one of its aircraft, which happened on landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on April 23, 2024.

The airline issued a notice to its workers weekend and asked them to stop work till the airline resumed operation and reengages some of them.

The workers insisted that they must be paid their salaries if the company is disengaging them.

Dana Air in a statement signed by its Head of Communications, Kingsley Ezenwa, said, “Dana Air wishes to provide an update on the ongoing operational audit initiated by the regulatory authorities. 

“The audit, currently underway, is a collaborative effort between Dana Air and the authorities to ensure compliance with all necessary standards and regulations. Dana Air reaffirms its commitment to full cooperation with the authorities to facilitate a smooth and expedited resolution of the audit process.

“In light of the ongoing audit, Dana Air has made the decision to temporarily disengage some staff members pending the conclusion of the audit. This decision has been made to ensure efficient management of resources and to facilitate a thorough review of operational procedures. 

“The Management of Dana Air extends its sincere appreciation to all staff members for their resilience and dedication during this period of uncertainty. It recognizes the difficulties that staff have had to endure and assures them that every effort is being made to resolve the situation promptly.”

The airline said it remains committed to providing updates and support to its staff throughout this process and while these challenges are being addressed, disclosing that it has commenced talks with lessors and are currently engaging stakeholders on the progress made so far. 

“Dana Air therefore urges for calm and understanding from our very dedicated staff for their altruism and stakeholders. The Management is working diligently to address any concerns and is preparing a restart plan that will ensure the safe and efficient resumption of operations.

 “Dana Air is confident that with the continued support of its staff and stakeholders, it will overcome these challenges and emerge stronger than ever,” it added.

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