Dana Air has called on its clients to discountenance what it describes as “false” and “malicious” broadcast messages circulating on WhatsApp warning the public against flying the airline.
Another message, according to the airline has to do with the one telling Nigerians not to buy alleged virus-infected Dana branded rice that arrived in the country from Pakistan and did not meet health standard.
The airline’s spokesman, Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa said in a press statement issued today in Lagos said the messages are “puerile, senseless and deliberate act of peddling false broadcast messages about a single brand.”
For the records, the Dana brand has been in Nigeria for over 45 years contributing positively to the Nigerian economy with quality products in the areas of aviation, steel, manufacturing, automobile, banking, real estate, health, and beverage, just to mention a few.
“The Dana Group being a proudly Nigerian brand committed to the growth of the economy and development of the country stopped the importation of rice in 2015 in line with the desires and commitment of both the outgoing and incoming administrations to grow local capacity for quality rice production in Nigeria.
Dana Air on its part has been battling and navigating these mischief-makers since inception in 2008, when the airline took the industry by storm by offering pocket-friendly fares, on-time departures, world-class in-flight service and above all, safe and reliable air transport, which the flying public never felt was possible at the time.
“The peddlers of this baseless broadcast message have also refused to come to terms with Dana Air’s towering status in the industry having flown over 2.7 million passengers in the last 9 years of its operation, with a creative, passionate and dogged management team that have seen the airline survive even the worst operational challenges in the industry.
“We therefore wish to reassure our teeming guests that their safety and comfort remains top-priority to us at Dana Air and our unwavering adherence to civil aviation regulations and global best practices are the reasons for our latest consecutive international recognitions,” said Ezenwa.
The airline therefore advised the “perpetrators to desist from…working at cross-purposes with a conglomerate that has shown massive commitment and contributed immensely to the growth and development of our country, by providing jobs for our youths, supporting worthy causes with its broad corporate social responsibility initiatives and production of quality products which can compete with global brands.”
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