Former Director Of Air Nigeria Advises Nigerians To Avoid Air Nigeria, Calls It ‘A Flying Coffin’

Update: Air Nigeria has released a reply the their ex-director’s allegation. Read it here:
John I. Nnorom, a former Executive Director for Finance at Air Nigeria, has warned Nigerians to stop flying the airline until they are sure that its planes are being properly maintained.
In a blistering public petition, Mr. Nnorom, who resigned his appointment with the airline on April 1, 2012, blamed the situation on big businessman Jimoh Ibrahim, the chairman of Air Nigeria, whom he accused of being uninterested in the maintenance of company aircraft.

“Some of the certifying Engineers and I are under threat of assassination by Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, if we reveal this secret to Nigerians,” he said.

Mr. Nnorom said that upon his resignation, he wrote a letter in which he said he preferred to die than to be a witness to over 100 souls perishing in an Air Nigeria aircraft.

He disclosed that Air Nigeria is in financial crisis because money loaned by Bank of Industry of N35.5Billion has been diverted into Mr. Ibrahim’s NICON INVESTMENT LTD, a non-finance company popularly called wonder bank, leading to air safety being compromised, and stressed that there is a great possibility of a disastrous Air Nigeria crash, which can occur at any time.
He recalled that in Jan 2012, Licensed Engineers in Air Nigeria went on strike because they were being forced to certify unfit aircraft into the air, and another strike was averted in March 2012 following the intervention of the DG-NCAA, Demureen.  Both events, he said, were based on failure on Failure To Meet Safety Standard, and are verifiable information the public is aware of.

Why are Air Nigeria flights sometimes delayed for as many as eight hours?  According to the petitioner, that is because the aircraft for that flight is not ready.  “While passengers are waiting, engineers are battling to put the aircraft on Air.  Several times our Aircraft on Runway taxing to takeoff, turns back to offload passengers due to some technical faults observed by Pilots.”

He said that of the 11 aircraft being operated by Air Nigeria, only one, Embraer, is safe to fly Nigeria Air space, with all of the others needing “deep and heavy” technical maintenance.
“This explains why Air Nigeria has never operated more than six Aircraft out of eleven Aircraft. Air Nigeria do not have the money to fix these Aircrafts. Let anybody go and check now, some of the Aircraft and Engines have been grounded for the past one year.”

Mr. Nnorom even advised Nigerians who choose to take the risk of flying Air Nigeria not to eat or drink anything, pointing out that passengers have been poisoned because Air Nigeria serves bottled pure water, and that passengers have complained of being served “smelling waters.”

Mr. Nnorom further claimed in the petition that Mr. Ibrahim’s companies, including Air Nigeria, do not have tax clearance certificates.  He listed the others as Global Fleet Oil & Gas, NICON Insurance, Nigeria RE-Insurance, NICON Properties Ltd, Nicon Luxury, Nicon Hotels Okitipupa, VGC & PHC, Newswatch Communications, Newswatch Daily and National Mirror.

“In Air Nigeria, just to renew expatriate resident permit, Bar Jimoh Ibrahim will instruct a vendor to forge all the tax clearance papers which is filed with the immigration.”

Mr. Nnorom alleges that Mr. Ibrahim:
•    As the chairman of Air Nigeria, has diverted N5billion From a BOI aviation industry intervention loan Of N35.5billion granted last year by the federal government through the Central Bank of Nigeria into NICON INVESTMENT LTD;

•    Diverted $18m Out Of $40m Afrixim federal government support of the aviation industry; with $26,969,505.63 diverted into Mr. Ibrahim’s acquisition of Energy Bank of Ghana;

•    Diverted N10 billion released by the government through the office of the Accountant-General of Nigeria for the payment of pensioners into Nicon Insurance Plc released the sum of, with no pensioner being paid.
Mr. Nnorom insisted that Mr. Ibrahim is trying to kill him, and attached his letter of resignation and subsequent acknowledgement by the CEO and FOREIGN LEASSORS to the petition.

“On the SFU, recovery of $75,000 from me, I was never arrested, never invited by SFU, did not make any statement, I do not know how money was recovered from me,” he said.  “I am ready to sponsor any person to come with me to SFU and show me my statement,” attributing the matter to Mr. Ibrahim’s “poor character of cheap blackmail.”

According to the former Executive Director, “Jimoh Ibrahim is after my life but if my death will save hundred Nigerian souls from plane crash and that is the will of GOD, my soul will be happy to meet my creator anytime.”

Source: Saharareporters

24 COMMENTS

  1. Let the authorities take note, the life of Mr nnorom and his safety may be in danger anytime but the truth has been told. Mr nnorom, do not be afraid, God will protect you from the hand of this corrupt and overzealous hawk. He may have all the power, but God know how best to pay him back for his evil doings.

  2. If really these esposition which U̶̲̥̅̊ did here mr Nnorom is true then have nothing to fear about cos is certain heaven will protect U̶̲̥̅̊ and your family IJN AMEN,now dis goes 2u mr Jimoh the God i serve let him send thunder from 3heavens 2come and strike and demolish U̶̲̥̅̊ after U̶̲̥̅̊ have been confined 2the bottomless pit in2 pieces IJN AMEN.

  3. Why did u wait for the dana crash before revealing such an information? But if this is true, then the government should look into this before another disaster occurs…

  4. To b forewarnd is 2 b forearmed. Nigerians b kiafu. I think EFCC shld go afta Mr. Jimoh & Mr. Nnorom shld mk a formal complain of life threatning 2 d IG & a competent court. D rest shld b left 4 d Supreme God.

  5. Blacks are satanically diverted. The quest for money has finally driven so many blacks to the deepest side of bottomless pit. What a shame to blacks especially, Nigerians. Both the CEO and the former Executive Director are good to be arrested immediately. That is how every sector of the country’s economy is been mismanaged causing a lots of havoc in the society because of greeds. God will punish all of u one after the other. Mr. Nnorom or whatever u called urself, are trying to tell Nigerians that u have been sincere in ur position to that sector since u were employed? Only God knows how souls u must have sent to hell in ur position just to protects ur selfish and satanic secret interests between u and Mr. Ibrahim or whatever ur names are. Rubbish! Because ur partner in crime seems after ur life now u wants to play safe. Go and suffer ur consequences.

  6. NIgeria Nigeria! when will we be original…….. Fake clothes, fake drugs even fake planes…… when will we change for the better…… Na we dey kill our selves

  7. may be people do not know that even when they spend thousands of years, one day they will leave and leave behind all this wealth. Behold u give account on how accumulate your wealth in the sight of your creator

  8. Like a castle built upon a sandy beach…..”We owe death a date”
    All dis vanity….so much vanity and hunger for wealth and power just to put innocent lives at risk. ” I’m going to live once and I plan to live it right” and Yes, Overland Airline should also be checked.

  9. @Iteshi, what bloody nonsense are u talking? Do u have any common sense at all? A man who summoned the courage to reject a system that would compromise his integrity and makes bold to speak out raises an issue of urgent attention and what u think u can do in ur infinite foolishness is to try to vilify him. Is there anything he mentioned here that isnt verifiable? did he lie against his former boss? Isnt he supposed to be commended for obeying his good conscience? Please if u dnt know what to say dont comment. Nonsense

  10. I totally believe this but I feel it should have com earlier than now. Air Nigeria staff have been on strike for over a week now cos they havnt been paid for a while now.
    All d tyms I flew dem it ws alws so noisy insyd d aircraft. May God help this country.

  11. This is deep but I’m sure Mr. Nnorom has been benefitting from the devil that’s why he kept his mouth shut,,but after he has been sacked he resorted to this method which in a way is still blackmail,,but I’m sure God will grant you some mercy for commin out clean at last, but know ye that nobody is fooled here bcos you were once part of the rot…as for the man jimoh if what has been revealed here is true then be rest assured before the year runs you will be uprooted from mother earth for good.

  12. It is painful, imean it is vary painful.our system are week and our leaders are only interested to accumulate wealth at the detriment of the people of this great nation.Our concern should also be in other area of life including land. sea and rail transport. IT IS SO OBVIOUS NOW IN NIGERIA THAT a nefarious thing as happen just cos it involves more of the afluence people than the poor. pls those are in charge of these various sector should start now and be checkmatine the activities of these our transports operators so has to reduce the rate of mass death of this kind again in this country. THIRE ATTITUDE IS REPUGNANT TO NATURAL JUSTICE AND GOOD CONSCIENCE IT IS REALLY AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY. MAY THE SOUL OF OUR DEPATED BROTHER AND SISTER REST IN PEACE AMEN AND MAY GOD GRANT THIRE PARENT THE FORTITUDE TO BEAR THE LOSS AMEN AGAIN

  13. God help us in JesuS name,its so painful things like this are happening,just because of worldly things,the devil has really taken over many peoples live. Oh’ God, direct our footsteps in the Mighty name of Jesus. Let’s all seek for the kingdom of God first .

  14. NNOROM SHOULD BE JAILED.. LET GOVT INVESTIGATE HIS CLAIMS, THEN THEY WILL DISCOVER THAT AIR NIGERIA IS THE ONLY AIRLINE THAT HAS IOSA CERTIFICATION IN NIGERIA AND EVEN WEST AFRICA. IOSA MEANS IATA OPERATIONAL SAFETY AUDIT. IT IS ISSUED TO AIRLINES AFTER INTERNATIONAL AUDITORS APPOINTED BY IATA REVIEWS OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES OF AIRLINES AROUND THE WORLD. NOTABLE AIRLINES IN NIGERIA HAVE NOT PASSED THIS AUDIT AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS.

    NNOROM SHOULD NOT HAVE WAITED TILL HE WAS DISMISSED FOR FRAUD TO REVEAL THIS. AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN THE TRUTH IS KNOWN, NIGERIANS WOULD HAVE BEEN DECEIVED AGAIN BY A SHAMELESS CROOK PARADING HIMSELF AS AN ACCOUNTANT. HE SHOULD FACE HIS PROSECUTION WITH DIGNITY INSTEAD OF FIGHTING DIRTY.

  15. Dat mr nnorom must be a jack a blackmailer nd a slander.He just want to destroy d image of an innocent man jst bcuz he is sack 4 one tin or d other. I can’t blieve wat he has jst said people of this nature are notin bt detriment to dis nation to be blunt dat man needs to be sued to court 4 blackmail nd slander. So he knew such nd neva did anytin while he waz stil there eatin d moni maybe cuz of his avariciousness nd waz sacked then he is tryin to revengd. Such man nd his family suppose not to live.That’s notin than fabrication nd indignation. My pple make una see hw dis nation be o he has been there throught his lyf tym nd had neva said such nw he is sacked 4 incompetent he is makin noise. Let him go sit down. Let us not be credulous MAKE WE SHINE OUR EYEZ WELL

  16. Judge all things and know the truth
    Mr Nnorom, as a former Executive Director of Finance was definitely an insider
    Don’t let us call him names and rubbish his petition
    Let the relevant authorities investigate with fear of the Lord
    Again, we must embrace Maintenance Culture as a Nation and as individuals
    I pray for God’s protection over all of us IJN
    God Bless Nigeria.

  17. Dear All ;

    I am an ex Air Nigeria staff and I can authoritatively say Nnorom is saying the truth …. I remember one morning before I left the company that Jimoh Ibrahim ordered for N300 M naira to be transfered into his account….for clarity you can verify my claim … the treasury director then was Mrs Faari who Jimoh later fired. The money was transfered from a UBA account..

    While I am not very pleased with Nnoroms days with Air Nigeria because Jimoh used him to achieve some of his heinous task I can say categorically that more than 75 % of his facts are true.

    As I write this my heart bleeds because Jimoh Ibrahim is evil and he goes around with Bishop Oyedepo all over the place…please if you know any staff in Air nigeria talk to them to verify Jimohs character.

    I know God is watching and judgement is imminent……Selah.

  18. @Xls.wat do u mean he goes around wit Bishop.wat has bishop got 2 do wit his criminal nd dubious act? A goat will always remain a goat, leave my Bishop out of dis,ok?

  19. I respect this young billionaire. but i hope this is not true!
    If so there is urgent need for investigation for these allegations and action ASAP

    Enough of this slavery in the country

    Aluta continua!

  20. May God help us in this country, mr nnorom might have been under pressure but l think his info is still useful… God will judge all the evil people in this country….lets wake up and stop pretending as if we dont knw our country and their threat of assasination…may God protect His own in Jesus name amen

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