by Isi Esene
The trouble at Air Nigeria owned by Jimoh Ibrahim has refused to abate. News coming from the airline indicate that the MD/CEO of the company, Kinfe Kaashaye has tendered his resignation.
Reports say the airline managing director decided to step aside after carefully assessing that the airline might not return for normal operation in the foreseeable future.
The airline was grounded a few weeks ago on the orders of Jimoh Ibrahim who accused most of the airline’s employees of disloyalty and sacked them all except a few. He promised to put the company’s planes back in the air in twelve months. The businessman was said to have found it difficult to provide funds for putting the last two airplanes of the company back into operation.
Kahssaye was reported to have made a last ditch trip outside the country to look for avenues of the reviving the troubled aviation company but to no avail. He was said to have thrown in the towel when all efforts proved futile.
According to a source, “He found out during the trips that the dream of saving the airline is a hopeless one”.
Recently, Ibrahim unilaterally fired majority of workers at the airline with due process, the workers in turn embarked on street protests to push back against the businessman.
Kaashaye is reportedly owed five months of unpaid wages before his resignation.