Missed flight: Emir of Kano's nephew gives Air Peace three-day ultimatum to apologize to monarch - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER


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Missed flight: Emir of Kano's nephew gives Air Peace three-day ultimatum to apologize to monarch

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The chief protocol officer of the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, Isa Bayero, has given the management of Air Peace 72 hours to apologize for what he termed as the airline disrespecting the monarch.
Newsmen had earlier reported that Isa who is a nephew to the monarch, had written a petition to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, asking for punitive measures to be taken against Air Peace over its refusal to delay its scheduled Lagos-Kano flight in order to carry the monarch. In the petition, Isa said the airline delayed their Banjul to Lagos flight by over one hour and refused to allow them board their connecting flight to Kano because they arrived Lagos 30 minutes before departure time. He said the airline's decision not to delay a flight for the monarch was disrespectful and unacceptable. Read here.

Air Peace however released a statement stating that it did not disrespect the monarch as claimed by Isa. The airline said it took the action to protect the Emir’s image. 
However speaking to journalists on Saturday, Isa said Air Peace’s claim that it offered the Emir an alternative flight to Abuja for transiting to Kano is “pure falsehood”. He gave the airline 72 hours to apologize to the monarch in a National daily and in person, or the palace ''would not hesitate to go extra miles to correct the misnomer'
The Cable quotes him as saying

“Since we left Banjul an hour behind schedule, the airline should know they have 10 passengers transiting to Kano and should know the right thing is to reschedule the flight because the delay we had was never our fault,” Bayero explained.

I called severally. They refused to pick but later picked and told us it was not possible.

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