NIGERIAN AIRSPACE REMAINS OPEN AS NCAA MOVES MEETING WITH UNIONS TO ABUJA
Press Release 27th October, 2015
The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman has declared that Nigeria airspace is opened to flights operations and called on all air travellers to disregard any notice of Travel Ban in Nigeria.
He stated unequivocally that any notice of travel ban is absolute falsehood, misleading and the handiwork of some mischief makers.
Consequently, a meeting earlier slated for Monday 26th of October,2015 has now been shifted to Wednesday 28th Of October, 2015 at the Authority's Corporate Headquarters in Abuja. The shift is to enable all parties be present.
According to the DG, separate meetings were held at the NCAA Conference room last Friday 23rd of October,2015. One with the sister union, the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria[ATSSSAN] on one hand and another with the representatives of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and National Association of Aircraft Pilot and Engineers[NAAPE]. It was at these meetings that an agreement was reached with the NCAA management to suspend any form of industrial action and the circular to that effect was promptly circulated to all members.
Also at the meeting both parties unanimously decided that the Union executives would go back to their members and engage in further consultations while another meeting has been scheduled for Monday, 26th of October, 2015.
The Director General wishes to advise Nigerians and indeed all air travellers to disregard the purported ban.
Ag.General Manager (PR)