The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) and the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) have partnered with award winning online newspaper, SaharaReporters, to launch an online platform, "Flight Justice," which is aimed at documenting complaints of air travelers who have been subjected to all manner of inconveniences by both local and international airlines in the country.
Launched on November 7, 2016, the online flight advocate will also address the recklessness of airlines in the arbitrary delay and cancelation of flights with impunity, a very worrisome phenomenon peculiar to Nigeria.
In a statement by the coordinator of the resource center, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, the platform will address the underpinned issues through advocacy and also litigation to press for charges against both the defaulting airlines and responsible government agency where negotiation fails.
"Interested members of the public and organizations are invited for lawful local and international civil actions in the interest of victims of what is now a daily reoccurrence, costing passengers unquantifiable losses in goodwill and resources. There is obviously collapse of monitoring and sanction responsibilities on the part of government agencies," the statement reads.
"To learn more about this project and report your experience with any airline, visit: http://www.hedang.org/flightjustice."
Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) is a non-governmental and non-partisan human rights and development league. It has mandate to defend, protect and promote universally recognized human rights, good governance and environmental justice in Nigeria and Africa, in accordance with international standards.
Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) is a coalition of over hundred and fifty Anti-corruption organizations whose primary aim is to constructively combat corruption vigorously and to ensure the effective monitoring of the various Anti-graft agencies in the fight against corruption and contribute towards the enthronement of transparency, accountability, probity and total commitment in the fight to eradicate corruption in Nigeria.
SaharaReporters.com is an outstanding, groundbreaking news website that encourages citizen journalists to report ongoing corruption and government malfeasance in Africa. Using photos, text, and video dynamically, the site informs and prompts concerned African citizens and activists globally to act, denouncing officially-sanctioned corruption, the material impoverishment of its citizenry, defilement of the environment, and the callous disregard of the democratic principles enshrined in the constitution.