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Pay us off for new carrier to succeed – Ex-Airways chief

A former Director of Flight Operations of the defunct Nigeria Airways, Capt. Dele Ore, has reiterated the need for the Federal Government to pay off workers of the airline for the new national carrier to succeed.

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Ore, who spoke with Daily Trust against the backdrop of plan by the Federal Government to re-fleet the national carrier by December, said he supported the idea of bringing back the national carrier provided the pensions of the former Nigeria Airways workers were cleared.

Daily Trust reports that government had approved the sum of N45bn being the estimated pensions of the former workers.

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But almost one year after the approval by the Federal Executive Council, the ex-workers have still not been paid with some of them saying they were at the brink of giving up.

Ore, a former commandant of the Presidential Fleet, said he was pained that government had been dilly-dallying with the payment while many of his colleagues have died in the struggle and others left wallowing in abject poverty.

 “Which way is it going? Unveiling name? That doesn’t mean anything, that is paper airline. To me it still doesn’t make any meaning until an inaugural flight goes with passengers then you can say it has arrived. Until that time, there’s no airline,” he said.

Capt. Ore disclosed that over 800 of his colleagues have died, adding, “Some only needed N5000 to buy medication. It is terrible, some children have been out of school for five years, families have separated. Just pay whatever is due or part of it. Let the people go and use that to repair whatever is left of their lives.”

 

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