RwandAir Rejects Publication by the Nigerian Guardian
The national carrier of Rwand, Rwandair has issued a press statement regarding the publication of The Nigerian Guardian, dated 8th December 2016, about the airline.
The statement read "RwandAir wishes to notify its esteemed audience that the entire article is erroneous, wrong, misinformed and invalid.
There is no basis whatsoever for what the story tries to portray or to insinuate. RwandAir has no intention of withdrawing its operations to and from Nigeria rather it has all intentions of growing in frequency and capacity in this market that it has been serving for the past five years.
Furthermore, the only authorized person to speak to the media on behalf of the airline in Nigeria is the Country Manager, Ms. Ibiyemi Odusi, and as such it is regrettable that the Guardian did not make any efforts to contact her to verify their article ahead of publication."
The airline concluded with a request that The Guardian immediately retracts the fictitious article.
An article published by the Nigerian Guardian earlier on Thursday, 8th December, 2016 had alleged that RwandAir had been issuing fake Dubai visas to Nigerian passengers which had landed the airline into trouble. It also suggested the the airline was planning to pull out of Nigeria.
A second visit to the Nigerian Guardian website by The Afritraveller, however, confirmed that the said publication has been retracted.