The switch of some property of Arik Air to the proposed NG Eagle airline is producing ripples within the aviation trade because the Nationwide Union of Air Transport Workers (NUATE) has kicked towards it.
Each day Belief studies that two Arik Air planes had been lately repainted to NG Eagle floated by the Property Administration Company of Nigeria (AMCON) – a federal authorities’s debt restoration company managing Arik Air and Aero Contractors.
AMCON had floated a brand new airline named ‘Nigeria Eagle’ which was integrated as NG Eagle Restricted RC: 1600277 on July 11, 2019. Its shares are owned majorly by AMCON and a unit of that by businessman Omokhide Kamilu Alaba.
Nonetheless, NUATE has raised eyebrows at a particular congress held at Arik headquarters, demanding rationalization on the motion of property of Arik to the brand new entity.
Whereas the union welcomed the brand new provider, which might increase job creation, it nevertheless queried the conversion of Arik plane.
President of NUATE, Comrade Ben Nnabue, stated the problem of the employees have to be addressed earlier than they’d be transferred to a brand new entity.
“We’ve been discussing with Arik over time. Let’s perceive what you need to do with our members and so they stored on telling us ‘there’s nothing like that’.
“Even when our members have seen them altering the paint on the plane within the tarmacs, they’re nonetheless saying there’s nothing like that. One thing is certainly improper; we’ll struggle this battle to complete.”
The Normal Secretary of NUATE, Comrade Ocheme Aba, stated the proposed airline might “run right into a heavy storm being created by a completely fouled industrial environment at Arik Air.”
He stated, “Beneath this environment, it’s virtually not possible to be hopeful of any good factor. Therefore our misgivings regarding the NG Eagle.”
The spokesman of AMCON, Mr Jude Nwazor was earlier contacted about our correspondent on this however couldn’t remark.
Nonetheless, Arik Air CEO, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, final week justified AMCON’s choice which he described as a restoration means for the reason that authentic proprietor of Arik could not pay the debt.