Court order: AON counsel asks NCAA to desist from issuing AOC to Nigeria Air




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Solicitors to Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON). Nureni Jimoh, on Tuesday, asked the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to desist from further processing Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC) to Nigeria Air .

It also asked the regulatory authority to stop dealing with Minister of Aviation or the Ministry and its agents over the matter.

In a letter dated April 20, 2023, under a  SUIT NO. FHC/L/CS/2159/20, (Between the registered trustees of Airline Operators of Nigeria  &ORS Vs  Nigeria Air Ltd) with the title: Notification of court orders and signed by Abubákar Nuhu Ahmad Esq, the letter said: We are Solicitors to the Plaintiffs in the above quoted suit.

“The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos presided by Hon. Justice A.L Allagoa, in the above suit, granted Orders of interim and interlocutory injunctions, in the terms contained in the Order, restraining taking of any step in relation to the Nigeria Air project. Copy each of the Orders are enclosed as Annexures 1,2 &3.

“You are therefore notified to desist from dealing with the Minister/the Federal Ministry of Aviation and/or their agents, privies or representatives, pertaining the Air Operator Certificate (AOC), subject matter of the suit, to avoid consequences of disobedience of Court Orders.

“As a law abiding Regulatory Agency, you are under the watchful eyes of the world and it is in your interest to desist from any further action on the AOC process that will ridicule the integrity of the Agency before the local media as well as the Global Aviation Community. 22

“We trust you will comply with terms of the Order.”, it said.

The original court orders was attached to the letter.



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