Canada has finally conveyed its final refusal to permit Air Peace airline to evacuate stranded Nigerians therein country back home. This was disclosed yesterday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Nigerian High Commission , Ottawa, who said that the Canadian Government has conveyed thereto its final refusal to grant Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, the proper to evacuate Nigerian citizens therein country.
“The simplest and overall well-being of Nigerians stranded in Canada were the overriding considerations of the Nigerian High Commission in Ottawa seeking an answer to their predicament. The aim was to return up with the foremost convenient and price effective arrangement possible bearing in mind that the various were stranded here through no fault of their own and a few had become cash strapped. “The mission therefore engaged variety of airlines and eventually came up with an appointment and pricing structure with Air Peace which no other airline was ready to match. you’ll recall that in our public notice of 12thMay, 2020, the High Commission announced that the Canadian Government had expressed reservations concerning the granting of necessary clearance/landing permit for Air Peace to fly into Canada. Read more: Cambridge University shifted all face-to-face lectures till 2021 “Kindly be told that after protracted engagement, the Canadian Government has unfortunately reverted with what appears to be a final refusal. As a result the Air Peace arrangement is cancelled. During the negotiation with Air Peace the difficulty of refunds was addressed within the event that the flight didn’t hold due to unforeseen circumstances and intrinsically It would be recalled that the Canada High Commission had directed that passengers should pay $2, 500 to another airline; while Air Peace charged $1, 134 and 319 passengers have already paid to Air peace airline. ‘An official who spoke in confidence said: “We have done many international flights, including landing in Canada.Everyone will get refunds for his or her tickets from Air peace as agreed. “In the meantime, the Nigerian High Commission is functioning assiduously to secure an alternate arrangement to urge you home as soon as possible, safely and at the smallest amount cost possible. Further updates are going to be communicated in due course. Also recall that there had been reports that Canadian High Commission in Nigeria had hatched an idea to defer Air Peace flight right and position Ethiopia Airlines to work the evacuation of Nigerians from the North American country at a better fare.
We have done many international flights’ In response to the safety concern raised by Air Peace, the airline had disclosed that it had successfully flown to 40 countries, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom. Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Engr. Benedict Adeyileka, Director-General said ,why Canada will deny Nigerian carriers the right of evacuation. “I don’t agree with what is happening. “It is very political… I am a nationalist to the core. He further said ,Air Peace has international operation experience.