BREAKING: Dana Air sacks workers after suspension by NCAA

Dana Air has announced the disengagement of some of its staff members amid an operational audit being conducted by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Dana Air’s Head of Corporate Communications, Kingsley Ezenwa, made this known in a statement Saturday, May 11.

The airline noted that the audit is a collaborative effort between Dana Air and the authorities to ensure compliance with all necessary standards and regulations.

“In light of the ongoing audit, Dana Air has made the decision to temporarily disengage some staff members pending the conclusion of the audit,” Ezenwa said.

“This decision has been made to ensure efficient management of resources and to facilitate a thorough review of operational procedures.

“The Management of Dana Air extends its sincere appreciation to all staff members for their resilience and dedication during this period of uncertainty. It recognises the difficulties that staff have had to endure and assures them that every effort is being made to resolve the situation promptly.”

The statement said that Dana Air reaffirmed “its commitment to full cooperation with the authorities to facilitate a smooth and expedited resolution” of the audit process.

It added that the airline remains committed to providing updates and support to its staff throughout the process and while these challenges are being addressed, it has commenced talks with lessors and are currently engaging stakeholders on the progress made so far.

“Dana Air therefore urges for calm and understanding from our very dedicated staff for their altruism and stakeholders,” the airline said.

Politics Nigeria reports that the NCAA had suspended the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Dana Airlines after its plane skidded off the runway.

The NCAA said the action was based on “elevated safety concerns” posed by the airline.

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