Writes Aviation Minister To Reject Airways Request
The Head of Chambers/Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of Alabukun Legislation Chambers, Dr. Yemisi Solanke Koya, has decried international airways requiring funds for air tickets bought in Nigeria in international foreign money.
In a protest letter to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Koya described the demand by international airways as repugnant to the sacred beliefs of Nigeria’s sovereignty.
She famous that in different climes, it will be completely inconceivable for any Nigerian enterprise to compel fee for purchases of their area in naira and kobo.
“The present perilous follow of the mentioned international airways requiring funds for airline tickets bought in Nigeria in international foreign money. A vexing outrage. The ignoble scheme is often to the exclusion of such funds being made within the Nigerian authorized tender, the naira and kobo, and laden with nationwide degradation and harrowing logistics.
“The torrents of the attendant denunciation, at such an audacious try by Nigeria to denigrate their sovereignty, would reverberate rebuke globally. Nigeria have to be accorded the identical deference. Nigeria has lengthy extricated itself from the demeaning shackles of colonialism inclusive of international foreign money being foisted upon the nation as its authorized tender.”
Koya maintained that Nigeria should not allow the ominous and abhorrent vestiges of a earlier albatross to resurface unfettered in refurbished style to erode its independence and supplant its foreign money.
“Any such try, nonetheless contemplated or effected, have to be decisively thwarted. Corporations accorded the chance to conduct enterprise in Nigeria are obligated to respect its sovereignty. Any antagonistic stance constitutes an act of hostility and is unequivocally unacceptable.
“The imposition of such reprehensible phrases of fee is a brazen affront to the nation and citizenry granting these enterprises the privilege to transact enterprise in Nigeria. It’s patently unconscionable and a departure from the essence of company social accountability.”
She added that if such incursions, whether or not refined or stark, stay uncurbed, the gradual erosion of Nigeria’s sovereignty could culminate in exceedingly turbulent programs for Nigeria and its folks.
Koya additional mentioned that it’s incumbent on the federal government to incisively excoriate the ignominy and guaranteed the preservation of the nation’s sovereignty.
“On this governmental accountability, residents should stay hopefully assured. Due to this fact, as a matter of grave nationwide precedence, respectfully, I attraction to your distinguished workplace to right away intervene to halt this nationally degrading follow and assailment on Nigeria’s sovereignty.
“Moreover, to perpetuate nationwide sanctity, the gravitas of your mentioned workplace is hereby sought to compel compliance with the regulation and mandate funds in Nigeria in its authorized tender.
“In solemn anticipation of the everlasting abatement of this nationwide blight, and in accord with the nation’s dignity depicted in Nigeria’s coat of arms, I earnestly await the speedy decision of this matter by your esteemed workplace. In that regard, kindly settle for my most honest appreciation upfront of the restoration of the nation’s sovereign integrity,” Koya mentioned.