The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for the boycott of aviation company, Air Max, over the company’s ill treatment of NANS officials on Thursday.
This was made known in a statement released by the Umar Farouk Lawal, the association’s chairman for board of trustees and government on Saturday.
According to the statement: “The decision to boycott the Airline erupted after a Lagos to Abuja flight scheduled for 5:20 pm left at 5:00pm and thus, left passengers including NANS members were stranded at the airport,”
“Our flight was scheduled to take off from Lagos to Abuja by 5:20pm Thursday 9th March, 2023, while our luggages were loaded in the plane, we were perplexed to later discovered that the flight has taken off exactly 5:00pm leaving us passengers stranded in the airport vicinity.”
The statement further explained that attempts to get explanation for the action from Air Max authorities proved abortive.
“Due to the obvious fact that the airline company does not recognize the right of her customers and has failed in the area of flight schedules and sundry, it is pertinent to call on well meaningNigerians to as a matter of national concern boycott Air Max,” it reads.
Umar, in the statement, also pointed that the incident that the several complaint Nigerians have been reiterating about the company over time is true and the company is not willing to improve.
In addition to the call for boycott, Umar also urged the Civil aviation authority to withdraw the license of Max Air stating that “the company has outlived its purpose”.
“We wish to use this medium to urge the Nigeria Civil AviationAuthority to without hesitation withdraw the license issued to MaxAir as the company has outlived it purpose, in no distant time, theleadership of NANS shall lunch operation shutdown Max Air.”