Former workers of defunct Nigeria Airways on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the suspended national airline project with a view to making Nigerians proud in the global commercial airlines’ business space.
The spokesperson for the ex-workers, Lookman Animashaun, canvassed this investment agenda on Wednesday while thanking Nigerians for re-electing the All Progressives Congress’ (APC’s) candidate for a second term in Saturday’s Presidential election.
According to him, flagging off the new national carrier would complement current efforts by the government to grow the aviation sector and create jobs for Nigerians.
Animashaun advised the re-elected President to focus on critical sectors of the economy in order to make life easier for Nigerians who have put their trust in him.
On the aviation sector, he said that “the president should establish the new national carrier in this second term so that the airline can start operations and Nigerians will be happy. We want our children and younger ones to benefit from that legacy that Nigeria Airways left behind.”
The ex-workers of the Nigeria Airways described the President’s re-election aas well deserved in view of the massive support he enjoyed from the electorate during the electioneering campaigns.
Animashaun recalled that Nigeria Airways ex-workers and pensioners had on February 8 this year held a mega rally at the Lagos airport to declare their support for Buhari based on his concern for the welfare of workers, especially for approving N22.6 billion as part payment of their severance packages.
He said: “We want to congratulate ourselves and all Nigerians for giving another opportunity to Buhari to come back as our president for the next four years. We thank the Almighty Allah for being gracious to him to achieve that feat.
“What we implore the president to do is to continue the good job, especially in his anti-corruption fight. He should make sure that he strengthens the institutions created to fight corruption like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC)’’, Animashaun added.
On what the workers expect from the re-elected President to do in his second term, the spokesman urged him to continue to prioritise the welfare of pensioners across the country by paying their pensions as at when due.