TROUBLE is looming within the ranks of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) following a refusal to conduct elections months after the expiration of the tenure of the current leadership of the association which seems to have caused a major crack in the ranks.
A reliable source who gave Nigerianflightdeck the information said elections were due since January, 2020 but was not held causing some members to seek the organization’s constitution to ensure one was held.
Sequel to that situation, a meeting was called for in February where the body met and a member moved for two weeks extension so there would be time to organize said elections, this was before the COVID-19 scourge hit the country hard preceding a lock down in March 23, 2020. Read also: Industry players emphasize need for active AON
Till date, nothing has been done, no election has taken place and this has caused under cracks within the association and its members have further been divided to three or four separate groups within the group. Read also: AON elects executives for another tenure, hails appointment of members
Recall that in its 2016 Annual General Meeting and Elections held on January 11, 2017 at its Secretariat in Lagos, the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has announced that its new Executive Council to pilot the affairs of the association for the next two years (Second term) led by Captain Nogie Megisson .
Also, Chairman of Azman Airlines, Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, was elected as Vice Chairman, while Capt. Chimara Imediegwu, Director of Flight Operations with First Nation Airways was returned as the Financial Controller of the Association.
More details to come…