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Dana Air disengages staff pending conclusion of its audit

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Dana Air has disengaged some of its staff members pending the conclusion of its audit. The audit follows the airline’s suspension as a result of a skidding incident on the runway.

This decision, the airline said has been made to ensure efficient management of resources and to facilitate a thorough review of operational procedures.

A few weeks ago, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended the airlines’ operations following an serious incident where the airline’s aircraft skidded off the runway.

The NCAA in a statement said it is conducting a safety audit on the airline which will entail a re-inspection of their organisation, procedures, personnel and aircraft as specified by part 1.3.3.3 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation regulations, while the economic audit will critically examine the financial health of your airline to guarantee its capability to sustain safe flight operations,”

In a statement by Kingsley Ezenwa | Head, Corporate Communications, Dana Air, he stated that the audit, currently underway, is a collaborative effort between Dana Air and the authorities to ensure compliance with all necessary standards and regulations.

“Dana Air reaffirms its commitment to full cooperation with the authorities to facilitate a smooth and expedited resolution of the audit process.

“In light of the ongoing audit, Dana Air has made the decision to temporarily disengage some staff members pending the conclusion of the audit. 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 recognizes the difficulties that staff have had to endure and assures them that every effort is being made to resolve the situation promptly,” Eczema said

The airline assured that it remains committed to providing updates and support to its staff throughout this process and while these challenges are being addressed.

“Dana Air 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 Management is working diligently to address any concerns and is preparing a restart plan that will ensure the safe and efficient resumption of operations.

“Dana Air is confident that with the continued support of its staff and stakeholders, it will overcome these challenges and emerge stronger than ever,” the airline added.