A group, All Youths Re-Oriented Initiative Of Nigeria (AYRION) has instituted a legal action against Dana Air over the alleged failure of the airline company to airlift its members as scheduled.
AYRION said that it had dragged the airline company to court over failure to airlift its members from Abuja to Lagos on April 28th, 2023.
The group declared that its President and other members missed important business appointments because the airline company failed to airlift them as scheduled.
AYRION President, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, who was also the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Ogun state in the last general elections, explained that the airline company had been dragged before a Federal High Court of Nigeria in the Abeokuta Judicial Division in the suit No: FHC/AB/CS/33/23.
Oguntoyinbo, in the statement made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, noted that AYRION is seeking from the court, a declaration that the defendant breached the rights of all the passengers.
He said that “The Claimant, AYRION is seeking from Court, a declaration that the defendant breached the rights of all the passengers of the defendant, including members of the Claimant that boarded her aircraft No. 9J 356 scheduled for nine (9:00pm) from Abuja to Lagos by not airlifting them as scheduled and delaying them to the extent that they without option passed a night and slept in a harsh and uncomfortable manner at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport boarding/waiting room without making any provision as to Hotel, water, food, soap and necessary toiletries.
“Therefore demanding fifty million naira (N50,000,000. 00) damages from the airline”.
Head of Corporate Communication of the airline company, Mr Kinsley Ezenwa, when contacted on Wednesday, noted that there is no need to react because the matter is already in court.
Ezenwa, who spoke with DAILY POST in a telephone conversation said, “there is no need to react again because the matter is already in the court.
“He has taken us to the court, so there is no need to react.”