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Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Eggcelent(m): 2:40pm On Jul 17, 2018
The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has sadly been drawn to allegations that it prevented a chartered flight from landing at its Base in Makurdi on 16 July 2018, for political reasons. There is absolutely no iota of truth in the allegations that NAF’s decision was politically motivated. To start with, the runway at NAF Base Makurdi is not a dual user facility but one constructed strictly for military purpose. Accordingly, in line with global best practices, there is a clearly established procedure for non-NAF aircraft to operate into and out of the runway in Makurdi, and that procedure is well known to all qualified pilots in Nigeria. Indeed, many airlines had in the past adhered to the stipulated procedure and therefore successfully landed and taken off from the NAF runway in Makurdi. The procedure includes a written request to NAF Headquarters Abuja for permission for a specific aircraft to operate into its airfield on a specific date and time, including the names of passengers and other necessary details.

In this case, there was indeed a request for permit by the Benue State Government, dated 16 July 2018, for Aircraft with Registration Number 5N-FCT to land at NAF Base Makurdi on 16 July 2018. Although requests for landing permits are expected to reach NAF Headquarters not later than two days before the desired landing date, the NAF went out of its way to expedite the process and accordingly granted the permit for aircraft with Registration Number 5N-FCT to land at NAF Base Makurdi on 16 July 2018. However, at about 5pm on 16 July 2018, the NAF was verbally informed that there was a need to change the aircraft for which permission had already been issued, reportedly because the aircraft had developed snags. The NAF, therefore, asked for another written request, in line with the established procedure. As at date, the NAF Headquarters is yet to receive a written request for the replacement aircraft with Registration Number 5N-IZY to land at its Base in Makurdi.

For the avoidance of doubts, the NAF does not concern itself with political or religious affiliations of individuals/organizations in granting landing rights at its airfields. The issue of security and safety remains uppermost particularly while noting that the ongoing Operation WHIRL STROKE is largely being coordinated from NAF Base Makurdi, with fighter aircraft flying in and out of the Base. The NAF remains a highly professional and apolitical organization that would rather focus on its military duties. Consequently, the NAF wishes to implore all concerned to desist from dragging the name of the NAF into partisan politics.

OA ADESANYA
Air Vice Marshal
Director of Public
Relations & Information
Nigerian Air Force

https://airmannews.ng/reports-of-denial-of-landing-rights-to-a-chartered-flight-at-nigerian-air-force-base-makurdi/

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by MrBrownJay1(m): 2:46pm On Jul 17, 2018
RULES ARE RULES!

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by sarrki(m): 2:48pm On Jul 17, 2018
Though kind of agree for security reasons

But it’s tax payers money

We don’t have air threats as a country

What we have is land threats

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Nobody: 2:52pm On Jul 17, 2018
nonsense reason

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by otokx(m): 3:00pm On Jul 17, 2018
Haters will always hate.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Masterclass32: 3:00pm On Jul 17, 2018
Lies upon lies.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Blue3k(m): 3:13pm On Jul 17, 2018
Weird how Nigerians can't follow simple instructions. You want to land in military base but dont want to follow rules. Its crazy how all this noise is over simple paper work they would have expedited.

However, at about 5pm on 16 July 2018, the NAF was verbally informed that there was a need to change the aircraft for which permission had already been issued, reportedly because the aircraft had developed snags. The NAF, therefore, asked for another written request, in line with the established procedure. As at date, the NAF Headquarters is yet to receive a written request for the replacement aircraft with Registration Number 5N-IZY to land at its Base in Makurdi.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by yarimo(m): 3:14pm On Jul 17, 2018
And one FFK is busy fooling himself and his followers.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by lastmanstandn(m): 3:27pm On Jul 17, 2018
Only stupid folks complain about the lawlessness of their government only to bash it when it tries to do the right thing.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by lastmanstandn(m): 3:27pm On Jul 17, 2018
Masterclass32:
Lies upon lies.
Really?

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by lastmanstandn(m): 3:29pm On Jul 17, 2018
Enuguboy4nsk:
nonsense reason
Remove your veil of ethnicity and ineptitude to see and absorb the positive changes around you.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by deomelo: 3:30pm On Jul 17, 2018
Funny when incompetent and lazy Nigerians with overrated sense of expectations think they are above the law because they are big boys and must play victim and blame other people, play ethnic, tribal and religious cards for their shortcomings

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by ithink7: 3:31pm On Jul 17, 2018
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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by tayo4ng: 3:34pm On Jul 17, 2018
Govt of lies

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by BruncleZuma: 3:35pm On Jul 17, 2018
grin grin grin grin

To think I board my work related flights from the NAF Base in PH is kinda strange...

Mod: For those who lack home manners please I have no business with the rebuttal from the Airforce. My comment is parallel to that.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by SNIPER123: 3:35pm On Jul 17, 2018
embarassed
Nigerian Air force grin keep deceiving yourself... Hypocrites lipsrsealed

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Nobody: 3:35pm On Jul 17, 2018
Look at the name
Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by nabegibeg: 3:36pm On Jul 17, 2018
Eggcelent:
The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has sadly been drawn to allegations that it prevented a chartered flight from landing at its Base in Makurdi on 16 July 2018, for political reasons. There is absolutely no iota of truth in the allegations that NAF’s decision was politically motivated. To start with, the runway at NAF Base Makurdi is not a dual user facility but one constructed strictly for military purpose. Accordingly, in line with global best practices, there is a clearly established procedure for non-NAF aircraft to operate into and out of the runway in Makurdi, and that procedure is well known to all qualified pilots in Nigeria. Indeed, many airlines had in the past adhered to the stipulated procedure and therefore successfully landed and taken off from the NAF runway in Makurdi. The procedure includes a written request to NAF Headquarters Abuja for permission for a specific aircraft to operate into its airfield on a specific date and time, including the names of passengers and other necessary details.

In this case, there was indeed a request for permit by the Benue State Government, dated 16 July 2018, for Aircraft with Registration Number 5N-FCT to land at NAF Base Makurdi on 16 July 2018. Although requests for landing permits are expected to reach NAF Headquarters not later than two days before the desired landing date, the NAF went out of its way to expedite the process and accordingly granted the permit for aircraft with Registration Number 5N-FCT to land at NAF Base Makurdi on 16 July 2018. However, at about 5pm on 16 July 2018, the NAF was verbally informed that there was a need to change the aircraft for which permission had already been issued, reportedly because the aircraft had developed snags. The NAF, therefore, asked for another written request, in line with the established procedure. As at date, the NAF Headquarters is yet to receive a written request for the replacement aircraft with Registration Number 5N-IZY to land at its Base in Makurdi.

For the avoidance of doubts, the NAF does not concern itself with political or religious affiliations of individuals/organizations in granting landing rights at its airfields. The issue of security and safety remains uppermost particularly while noting that the ongoing Operation WHIRL STROKE is largely being coordinated from NAF Base Makurdi, with fighter aircraft flying in and out of the Base. The NAF remains a highly professional and apolitical organization that would rather focus on its military duties. Consequently, the NAF wishes to implore all concerned to desist from dragging the name of the NAF into partisan politics.

OA ADESANYA
Air Vice Marshal
Director of Public
Relations & Information
Nigerian Air Force

https://airmannews.ng/reports-of-denial-of-landing-rights-to-a-chartered-flight-at-nigerian-air-force-base-makurdi/

Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by wakaman: 3:37pm On Jul 17, 2018
Thanks for clearing the air on this.

We have groups of people with diverse motives in this country, some are out to sabotage the government's efforts from a tribal cum religious angle, some from a political angle and others from purely criminal angle as against the progressive patriots of this great country.

Those vultures as old as they are have little or no moral justification for their motives, intentions and hopes for this country.
They are spiteful of the fact that there grand delusion of being elder statesmen have been shattered by their irrelevance in this present era.

More to come.

Know it, prepare for it, witness it.
Sai Baba 2019.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Bluffly: 3:38pm On Jul 17, 2018
Enuguboy4nsk:
nonsense reason
Go and do their job for them.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by lionshare: 3:38pm On Jul 17, 2018
deomelo:
Funny when incompetent and lazy Nigerians with overrated sense of expectations think they are above the law because they are big boys and must play victim and blame other people, play ethnic, tribal and religious cards for their shortcomings




And you believe this govt! Same govt that has refused to issue a statement on the alleged Fake NYSC Certificate of its finance minister.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Koolking(m): 3:38pm On Jul 17, 2018
FFK is being mischievous. He was one time minister of aviation, he is aware of aviation protocol and processes, yet he's living in denial and ignorance because he relishes bastardizing the system he also created as one time stakeholder.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Oblang(m): 3:40pm On Jul 17, 2018
sarrki:
Though kind of agree for security reasons

But it’s tax payers money

We don’t have air threats as a country

What we have is land threats

What are u talking abt?

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by shammah1(m): 3:40pm On Jul 17, 2018
Pure undiluted lies

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by gadada98: 3:40pm On Jul 17, 2018
grin angry

this is a biafra website..
Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by bamasite(m): 3:40pm On Jul 17, 2018
OK na....do the analysis for yourself
Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by mohiozua(m): 3:40pm On Jul 17, 2018
Can Clark and his bunch of​ clowns now see how infantile their complaints are?

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by udo2018: 3:41pm On Jul 17, 2018
Interesting but the question here is, would this have been the case if they were top APC guys?

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by xjiggy: 3:41pm On Jul 17, 2018
I wonder why we're even discussing this. It's a military base not a normal Airport. Even in normal airports, there are procedures. Aircrafts are denied landing anywhere in the World without proper authorization. People should stop politicizing everything

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by lastmanstandn(m): 3:42pm On Jul 17, 2018
No one benefits from a broken political system, help the Nigerian government do the right thing, criticize it when it undermines the Nigerian constitution. Have an optimistic outlook to the future of Nigeria, just have a little faith and patriotism in your country. Some of us (and majority of Nigerian politicians) no get problem, dual citizenship dey ground. Help those who want to do the right thing in their jobs. It’s bad enough to erode our airspace by approving expedited orders to land on military runways not to talk of allowing unapproved air planes.

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Re: Nigeria Airforce Speaks On Refusal To Allow An Aircraft Land At Its Makurdi Base by Omeokachie: 3:44pm On Jul 17, 2018
These people can deceive themselves.

Did they come in a B747 or A340?

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