Capt. Ado Sanusi Wants Stakeholders’ Support In Repositioning Aero

By NewsBits

As a confirmation of our report on October 8, regarding leadership movements in Aero Contractors, and Arik Air, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has reappointed Capt. Ado Sanusi as the Managing Director of Aero Contractors.

Captain Ado Sanusi had in January 2021, resigned his position from the airline he helped nurture back to health after its fortunes dwindled for years when he was appointed by AMCON led by Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru as Managing Director/CEO.

Sanusi was also engaged by AMCON to oversee the management of NG Eagle airline, which AMCON planned to set up as a strategy of escaping from the heavy debt burden of its aviation portfolio before they were allegedly denied Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the aviation authorities, having met all other requirements that were needed to start a new airline.

At that time, Capt. Abdullahi Mahmood was seconded from Arik Air to manage Aero Contractors in 2021. Both men have again switched roles.

With these latest developments, NewsBits has made several efforts to find out what will become the fate of the proposed AMCON NG Eagle airline including the three aircraft that were branded, flown into Nigeria, and parked at the Ikeja airport since February 2021. Mr Jude Chiedozie Nwauzor, AMCON spokesperson who was very eloquent when AMCON intervened in the airlines is not forthcoming with information, just as the AMCON MD/CEO has been off the media radar for some time now.   

However, the new Aero MD is now soliciting the support of all stakeholders, including staff of the Aero Contractors, in making the airline great again. Aero contractors has been in Receivership of AMCON since 2016 and is undergoing restructuring with expectation of returning to schedule services in the very near future.

Capt. Sanusi said: “I am pleased to return to Aero Contractors to continue the job of repositioning the airline. I thank Capt. Mahmood for the wonderful job he has done in holding the fort.

“A lot needs to be done to make the airline stronger to be able to face future challenges. I look forward to the support of the staff and management of the airline including other stakeholders to make the airline great once again.”

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