Legal Drama

Law & Policy: FAAN Demands ARIK AIR Pay Over 7 Billion Naira Owed

Are you all keeping track with the issues on Arik Air? i am. If you have not been on it, get caught up below . . .

Actually just before you watch the clips below and a bit off topic, why do the male news reporters/hosts/presenters on Channels TV have laptops on their laps? I thought that posed a serious health risk given the radiation/heat that emits from the laptops? Not so? Where are my doctors? Okay. Thinking out loud. Back to regular programming.

“Managing Director of FAAN; George Uriesi said on the recent industrial action by the aviation workers which broke rules yesterday as it grounded Arik Air flight operations that the airline has a business model of running an airline without offsetting their bills.

Mr.Uriesi said Arik does not pay their parking and landing charges and that their claims in the press conference organised by Arik that they have been paying their bills as “Pay as you go” for the last 18 months and they are presently owing FAAN N7 billion.

The FAAN managing director who appeared on Sunrise Daily as a guest rubbished the claim by Arik that it is because the Aviation Minister’s request of a 5% share on Arik air was turned down that prompted the staging of the industrial strike which crippled the airline’s services yesterday.”

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