The diplomatic row and alleged conflicts of interest between Nigeria and Canada regarding the carrier to evacuate over 300 Nigerians stranded in the latter, almost a month after their scheduled airlifting, following Canada’s rejection of Air Peace on the ground of safety concerns, has attracted negative comments from many Nigerians at home, including members of the House of Representatives. But a former commandant at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, with about five decades of experience in international aviation protocols, Grp. Capt. John Ojikutu (rtd), told WOLE OYEBADE that Nigeria and her airlines are paying for their failure to project to international prominence, just as he reminisced on related issues in the 1990s
To what extent can we fault Canada’s rejection of Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, specially designated by the Federal Government to evacuate its citizens?
Except you are around in the industry in the 1980s and 1990s, you may not understand what is going on now….
Source: Guardian Newspaper