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Ugandan pilots in Nigeria support rival of Uganda Airlines

Tuesday, 22nd December 2015
Mr. Nelson Ocheger (in a suit without a tie) and Mr. Nurh Byarufu (in a tie) having dinner with pilots at their residence in Ikeja, Lagos.[Courtesy Photo]
Ugandan pilots working in the Federal Republic of Nigeria have expressed support to the Government¡¯s plans to revive Uganda Airlines.
The pilots voiced their strong support for the efforts to revive the national carrier while meeting with Mr. Nelson Ocheger, the Charge D'Affaires of the Uganda High Commission in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The meeting took place at the pilots¡¯ residence in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Mr. Ocheger, who was on a working visit to the Lagos State, reiterated the government¡¯s commitment to re-establishing the national carrier in order to boost trade and tourist potential of the country.

Coordinated by Capt. Lukman Mabuya, the pilots observed that most national carriers the world over do not necessarily make profits but significantly market their respective countries.

There are twelve experienced pilots and four engineers working in the aviation industry in the Lagos State, Nigeria alone. They expressed readiness to provide government with information that would considerably fast track the process of reviving Uganda Airlines.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Nurh Byarufu, the Counsellor at the Uganda High Commission in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.