Allen Onyeama, the chairman/chief executive officer of Air Peace, said on Thursday that the incident involving the Saudi visa was unusual and that his airline adhered to all established procedures when transporting Nigerians to the Middle East.
The 264 passengers who were airlifted by Nigeria’s main airline, Air Peace, upon their arrival in the nation from Kano on Monday had their visas canceled by the Saudi Arabian government, who insisted that they be brought back to Nigeria.
177 passengers were forced to board the same flight back to Nigeria as a result, while 87 passengers had their immigration status checked and were permitted entry into Jeddah.
Onyema, however, has cleared his airline of any wrongdoing.
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We adhered to every protocol and procedure, so it appears unusual, he said. He stated on Thursday’s issue of Channels Television , Politics Today, “We are not in the business of issuing visas as an airline.”   ,
According to Onyema, the airline obtained approval for the Advanced Passenger Information System and the visa verification portal before taking off for Saudi Arabia.
“After we passed through there, it passed.” Before leaving the country, we obtained all of those clearances and sent the manifest ahead.
The Saudi Arabian Embassy has verified what I’m saying. The airline was actually cleared by what they are saying. They claimed that they (Nigerians) do not dispute the existence of visas.
Source: Channels TV