– The Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) announced on Friday, February 9 that it was taking over Arik airline
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– Reno Omokri has warned that the federal government would kill the Arik the way it allegedly allowed other airlines leave the country
Since 2015 when Muhammadu Buhari became the president of Nigeria, 14 airlines have left the country because of its harsh economic condition, Reno Omokri, an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan has said.
Omokri said this while reacting to the take-over of Arik airline by the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON).
AMCON reportedly announced it was taking over the alleged distressed airline on Thursday, February 9, 2017 but Arik says it would challenge this decision by the government agency.
Omokri, who has remained a staunch critic of the present government, said no airline would survive once taken over by the Nigerian government.
“With what’s been done to Arik, the Nigerian government wants to turn itself to an undertaker for businesses in the country,” he said adding that just as the country chased away international businessman Richard Brason and his V*rgin Atlantic with bad policies, it wants to destroy Arik.
Read his tweets:
With what’s been done to Arik, the Nigerian Govt wants to turn itself to an undertaker for businesses in the country #ReturnArikToItsOwners
Just as we chased @richardbranson and @VirginAtlantic from Nigeria due to bad policies we want to also destroy Arik #ReturnArikToItsOwners
What business has AMCON ran successfully after taking it over? Govt should help struggling businesses stay afloat #ReturnArikToItsOwners
It is true my brother! Thankfully we are progressing rapidly under the APC and the airlines it attracted to Nigeria!
AMCON took over AeroContractors and look at what happened to that airline! Govt should nurture not torture businesses #ReturnArikToItsOwners
Arik has been operating under terrible conditions in part due to unreasonable forex policies of the @MBuhari admin #ReturnArikToItsOwners
Since the @MBuhari admin came on board,14 airlines have left Nigeria. Why are airlines leaving under PMB? #ReturnArikToItsOwners
Arik and other airlines have to take loans at killer rates to buy forex at ridiculous rates. Why wont they struggle? #ReturnArikToItsOwners
With what has been done to Arik today, who in his right mind will come and invest in Nigeria’s aviation industry #ReturnArikToItsOwners
Pilgrims, emirs, cronies and others can get forex at ridiculously low rates yet genuine businesses like Arik can’t #ReturnArikToItsOwners
Nigerian Airline are over taxed, starved off forex, can’t get aviation Fuel, can’t get insurance. What do we expect? #ReturnArikToItsOwners