From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
House of Representatives has resolved to intervene in the ongoing crisis in the nation’s aviation sector, so as to settle the face-off between the Federal Government and some international airline operators.
The Clerk of the House, Yahaya Danzaria, in statement, on Friday, said the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, after receiving briefs on the notice of withdrawal of services issued by some international airline operators in the country, has directed the Chairman House Committee on Aviation, Nnoli Nnaji, to immediately meet with stakeholders in the aviation industry to resolve all issues.
According to the statement, “specifically, the Hon. Speaker has directed that the following be invited for the meeting: Minister for Finance, CBN Governor, Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, Minister for Aviation, DG NCAA and Country Rep, IATA.”
It added ” Emirate Country Manager, Chairman, Aviation Committee, House of Representatives, Chairman, Banking & Currency, House of Representatives, Chairman, Finance Committee, House of Representatives.
“The date of the meeting would be communicated to all the concerned Stakeholders and organisations.
“Meanwhile, the Hon. Speaker requests all parties in the matter, and specifically, the Emirates airlines to suspend any action and await the outcome of the meeting.
“The Hon. Speaker is also aware that the Executive Arm of Government is taking necessary steps to avert any crisis in the Aviation sector.”