One of Nigeria’s domestic Airlines, Azman Air, has suspended its operations and directed all members of staff to proceed on compulsory leave.
The Airline, in a memo signed by its Human Resource Manager, Magaji Misau, titled “Placement of Leave Without Pay”, it said the “compulsory leave” was applicable to all but eight of its staff.
The letter reads: “As you are aware, our domestic operations has been put on hold for a while due to the conveyance of our aircraft for C-checks and the MROs has given a longer time of completion.
“The other two we are using here are also due for maintenance and we are trying to send them for C-checks also.“Also, one of the aircraft has achieved 90 percent completion so we are expecting two of the aircraft to be back in October.
“In view of the above, the management directed to write and communicate its decision that all staff have been placed on leave without pay with effect from August 1, 2023.
“It assured staffers that they would be recalled to duty “as soon as everything is put in place”.
Recall that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), last year, suspended Azman Air over its failure to renew its Air Operator Certificate (AOC).