The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART) has expressed displeasure on the botched Air Peace evacuation mission to airlift stranded Nigerians from Canada due to the prevalent global lockdown caused by the Corona Virus pandemic.
The ART in a statement signed by Mr. Olumide Ohunayo rejected in totality the nebulous safety concerns conveyed by the government of Canada.
According to Ohunayo: “ART views this action not only as an unfriendly act but an unwarranted discriminatory and anti- competition acts bordering on avoidable aeropolitics.
The demand of our common humanity at these challenging times posed by the ravaging COVID- 19 requires the maximum cooperation of all.
“We therefore request our government, especially the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Aviation to stand firm against this discriminatory and unfriendly act. Air Peace remains Nigeria’s flagship duly authorised by Nigeria for the evacuation mission of her distressed citizens in Canada”.
The body noted that in the diplomatic spirit of respect and cooperation among nations, it requests that Nigeria should persuade Canada to review her position and bring succour to the stranded Nigerians in her domain.