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FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by ijustdey: 12:53pm On May 22
By Olusegun Koiki

Lagos- The Federal Government has finally bowed to international pressures by taking over the right to evacuate stranded Nigerians in Canada from Air Peace.

The government also promised the stranded Nigerians that it would make necessary refunds to the affected Nigerians based on the agreement clause between it and the Nigerians who had wanted to return to the country with Air Peace.

The evacuation was in the continuation of evacuation exercise, which has been ongoing since the outbreak of Covid-19 virus pandemic.

A letter from the Nigeria High Commission in Nigeria, dated May 20, 2020 with the reference number: NHC/OTT/ADM.56/I with the head: Update on the Flight Postponement,’ and made available to our correspondent, said that the government opted out of the Air Peace arrangement because the Canadian Government expressed reservations concerning the granting of the necessary clearance/landing permit for Air Peace to fly into Canada, due to safety concerns.

The government in the letter agreed that Air Peace airfare was the most convenient and cost effective of all the airlines contacted for the airlift of Nigerians back to the country, but the concern of Canadian Government compelled it to cancel the agreement with the airline.

The letter read in part: “The mission therefore engaged a number of airlines and eventually came up with an arrangement and pricing structure with Air Peace, which no other airline was able to match. You will recall that in our Public Notice of 12th May, 2020, the High Commission announced that the Canadian government had expressed reservations concerning the granting of the necessary clearance/landing permit to Air Peace to fly into Canada, due to safety concerns.”

“Kindly be informed that after protracted engagement, the Canadian Government, has unfortunately reverted with what appears to be a final refusal. As a result, the Air Peace Limited arrangement is hereby cancelled.”


“During the negotiations with Air Peace Limited, the issue of refunds was addressed in the event that the flight did not hold die to unforeseen circumstances and as such, everyone will get refunds for their tickets, from Air Peace Limited as agreed.”

“In the meantime, the Nigeria High Commission is working assiduously to secure an alternative arrangement to get you home as soon as possible, safely and at the least cost, further updates would be communicated in due course.”

Independent had reported last week how the Canada High Commission in Nigeria was responsible for the delay in evacuation of Nigerians from the North American country back to the country.

A source close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had, confided in our correspondent last Friday that the commission in Abuja attempted to defer the Nigerians from Air Peace to Ethiopian Airlines, even at over 100 per cent high airfare, compared to the Nigerian airline’s airfare for the same exercise.

Air Peace was to evacuate Canadians who are stranded in Nigeria to Canada, while it was also positioned to fly into the country the Nigerian citizens in Canada on its return leg.

This arrangement, it was gathered did not go down well with the commission, which had already engaged Ethiopian Airlines to evacuate its citizens from Nigeria, while Nigerians in Canada would be brought back into the country on the return leg by the East African carrier.

Ethiopian Airlines has been responsible for the evacuation of Canadian citizens from different parts of Africa to the North American country since the exercise began over two months ago.

A document obtained from the Canada High Commission directed that passengers should pay $2, 500 to Ethiopian Airlines; while Air Peace charged $1, 134 for the same exercise.


https://www.independent.ng/fg-bows-to-france-takes-airlifting-of-stranded-nigeria-from-air-peace/

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by richeeyo(m): 1:05pm On May 22
Our politicians go always dey mumu for white man,
Dem sabi where all the looted fundz dey,
Dem no fit stand their grounds

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by iCauseTrouble: 1:18pm On May 22
Yahoo government

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by jericco1(m): 1:18pm On May 22
Some donkeys are trying to extort these people. Why don't they allow something good to happen to their citizens? undecided

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by EnglishUsa: 1:19pm On May 22
Nigeria government are just bring back stranded students in Canada or people that went for business and corona virus caught them, or psychiatric patients that went for brain check up. No person in his right senses will come back in Nigeria right now even people in Congo, Chad or even Syria will like to come to Nigeria even when things are right in the country. You people should go and bring back students joo.

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by OlyB12345: 1:19pm On May 22
5th...

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Wuuworld(m): 1:19pm On May 22
Air peace Amaka
Igbo bu Igbo mmamma nu!!!!!

Because it's not Adekunle and Musa owned, they have to conspire with Canadian government to cancel the agreement.

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by 900warriorz(m): 1:19pm On May 22
I no know say to be FTC dey hard like this oo...


I don open nairaland dey resfresh am 100 times today just to buy plot of land for here

I don vex...I no read the post again angry

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Tissaia(f): 1:19pm On May 22
Wow that's Awesome. Letting criminal and a scammer to help means you are justifying what he is accused of. Thanks Canada for opening FG eyes to see the grave mistake they are doing.
Don't mention me, it's my opinion and majority of sane people with common sense.

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by tuwayz(m): 1:19pm On May 22
I can't do anything about this one
Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Wiseandtrue(f): 1:20pm On May 22
ijustdey:


https://www.independent.ng/fg-bows-to-france-takes-airlifting-of-stranded-nigeria-from-air-peace/

A letter from the Nigeria High Commission in Nigeria, dated May 20, 2020 with the reference number: NHC/OTT/ADM.56/I with the head: Update on the Flight Postponement,’ and made available to our correspondent, said that the government opted out of the Air Peace arrangement because the Canadian Government expressed reservations concerning the granting of the necessary clearance/landing permit for Air Peace to fly into Canada, due to safety concerns.
Took my time to read the inconsistencies, gibberish oozing from the mouth of our president and you will want to gift Trump a trophy or calling him lifeless!

The write-up lacks substance, the type of jist that cannot even emanate from the beer parlor

What's Air Peace fault You admitted that they were the cheapest, They charged $1, 134 while Ethiopian Airlines charged $2, 500 for the same exercise.

What right have the Canadian to dictate to the Nigerian Government the airline to use to evacuate her citizens

If the Federal Government is taking over, with what
With the varnished Nigerian Air

So many inconsistencies with lack of solid plans, believe me that this might mark the end of this project!!!

I spit on this government!!!

Can they consistently ever get anything right

If you are patronizing the Ethiopian Airlines, how do we buy Nigeria to grow Nigeria

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by femmy2010(m): 1:20pm On May 22
Make each individual sha pay for their flights.
Many of us are stranded in Nigeria and we aren't disturbing the government.

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Rgade: 1:20pm On May 22
I was playing saint Pablo as I read this, and Kanye just said "most black people with money have been beaten to submission".
It appears to be Divine, but I don't know how they relate.
Someone should help us and draw up an analogy.

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Dididrumz(m): 1:20pm On May 22
The Nigerian government hardly takes responsibility of their citizens.

And that's bad

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by VICTORCIZA(m): 1:20pm On May 22
ggg
Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by FOLLYVENTURES: 1:20pm On May 22
Imagine if Ethiopia didn't have their own national carrier. Who would they run to. I weep for this Cuntry

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by AmazingELixir: 1:22pm On May 22
undecided undecided undecided


Take over with what exactly....Air Nigeria..??

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by PHijo(m): 1:22pm On May 22
Nigeria's government is a joke! The joke of the century.

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by rawtouch: 1:22pm On May 22
so they want us to believe that it's the canadians that are corruptly trying to fleece nigerians ok oooo

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by DenreleDave(f): 1:22pm On May 22
.when will USA uplift me away from Nigeria
Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Jaspaman: 1:22pm On May 22
Nigeria government is a joke


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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by lighternote: 1:22pm On May 22
This is a rare occurrence. When all Nigerians are relocating to Canada, these one are begging to leave Canada. Is it the same Canada? grin

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Kellie069(m): 1:22pm On May 22
Just imagine..... The government has always being an ass licking shit

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by sagitariusbaby(m): 1:23pm On May 22
Utter rubbish. Toothless bulldog of a Nation

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by nairaman66(m): 1:23pm On May 22
A stupidd government will always give you all the pointers of stupidd government!!

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Ferdinandu(m): 1:23pm On May 22
That's what you get in a stupid country. That's Ethiopian Airline, fellow African country, poorer than Nigeria. Where is Nigerian Airline. Useless country, useless Leaders and useless citizens

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by NaijaOlosho(f): 1:23pm On May 22
Just after an Afonja Chief of staff just entered undecided

They think air peace is now making huge money

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Hotguy27: 1:24pm On May 22
If I may ask, why do they want to come back to Nigeria? I think many people said that life is better abroad and their health systems are top notch.

Does it mean that the popular saying that "no place like home" is the final answer?

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by ubox: 1:24pm On May 22
AmazingELixir:
undecided undecided undecided


Take over with what exactly....Air Nigeria..??

Ibom Air grin

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Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by Pidginwhisper: 1:25pm On May 22
shocked
Re: FG Takes Airlifting Of Stranded Nigerians From Air Peace by jeromedee: 1:25pm On May 22
NaijaOlosho:
Just after an Afonja Chief of staff just entered undecided

They think air peace is now making huge money
One day you’ll show your hairy balls.

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