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FAAN seal off Sky Catering Company over unauthorised leasing

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faanIKEJA – The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Friday sealed off the Sky Catering Company Ltd. at Muritala Mohammed Airport  over unauthorised leasing of its facility to one of the domestic airlines.

The closure took place barely 24 hours after the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation, Mr Yemi Adelakum had queried the company for leasing out the facility to some airlines without the ministry’s approval.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) observed that the main entrance into the company was under lock and key with a written notice, “Sealed by FAAN’’ pasted on the gate.

The Sky Catering Company is a subsidiary of the defunct Nigeria Airways, which was not liquidated by the government in 2003.

NAN observed that about 15 workers including the general manager were locked out from operating in the premises on Friday.[eap_ad_2]

It was also observed that all the workers of the catering service and other users of the facility were seen outside the premises discussing the issue in low tones.

A worker, who declined to give his name, said that they were driven out of the facility as early as 8.00 a.m. by an aviation security officer.

The worker said that as at the close of work on Thursday, there was no directive from government to close facility.

He expressed worry over the abrupt closure, especially when the workers were already in their offices preparing for the day’s job.

The worker said that the company had already received food stuff and frozen foods for the day before they were sent out.

He said that the closure of the premises might lead to disruption of some flights because the catering company was unable to serve the airlines.

Some of the airlines the catering company serves in-flight meal include FirstNation and Aero Contractors.

When contacted on phone, the company’s General Manager, Mr Paul Obla declined to comment on the closure, saying that as a civil servant he could not speak on the issue. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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