NAAPE Warns That Fuel Scarcity Crisis Can Lead To Job Losses
The National Association of Aircrafts Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has warned that if the issue of scarcity of aviation fuel is not immediately addressed by the Federal Government, not only would the airlines be negatively impacted, the ripple effect will be felt in the aviation downstream sector which may lead to job losses.
A statement signed by Abednego Galadima, NAAPE President said the hike in price of aviation fuel in the country and the scarcity of the products is capable of crippling domestic operators and by extension, the Nigerian aviation industry.
“We are very worried about this issue as it has made traveling very difficult for passengers and caused much disruption in the operations of domestic airlines.
The industry is still recovering from the negative impact of the pandemic and many airlines haven’t completely recovered.
It has been reported that the House of Representatives will convene a meeting of industry stakeholders with a view to solving the issue. But we don’t want it to stop at that. The executive arm of government, should as a matter of urgency, address the issues causing the scarcity and price hike so that normalcy can return to the industry,” stated NAAPE.