NANTA Gets 7 -day Ultimatum to Withdraw Purported  Nigeria Traveller’s  ID card



The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA , has been given a 7- day ultimatum with which to desist from the production and issuance of   ‘the so-called   Nigerian Travel Practitioners identification Card” to the public  which it inaugurated ceremoniously and publicly  on Tuesday the 26th day of June , 2018 at Landmark Centre,  Lagos .


In the  letter served unto Mr Bernard Bankole , President National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies , NANTA from Yinka Olujimi and Company , Legal Practitioners , with the headline “Illegal introduction of a purported Nigerian Travel Practitioners Identification Card”  on behalf of Mr Wale Ojo Lanre ,a tourism stakeholder who  averred that the inauguration of such a scheme is not only  Ultra Vires and one outside the purview  of the objectives of the association but also a breach of his fundamental human right and  a threat to the nation


Ojo – lanre in the letter pointed out that   Mr Bernard Bankole during the inauguration of the scheme claimed that his action was in collaboration with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, a corporate entity which has no statutory mandate to venture into the production and issuance of such a document


That by the nomenclature, the scheme is a misrepresentation of its nature and reaches as it purports to be an official national travelers‘ document for all Nigerians

MR Ojo – Lanre also averred that the action of the Association has set confusion into Nigeria and  its citizens will no longer know the appropriate travel document to take along when traveling out of Nigeria

He pointed out that “’as a tourism journalist and practitioner, who is not a member of your organization, your action is a breach of my various fundamental human rights as guaranteed him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ‘

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He opined   “You will  no doubt agree with us that the action of your organization is an egregious breach of Nigerian laws, an invitation to chaos in the travel industry and a crime against the Federal Republic of Nigeria “

Ojo – Lanre, therefore, called on NANTA to ‘desist, forthwith  from issuing the purported national travellers’ identity to within 7 days of the delivery of this letter to you, including the day of the delivery , you cause to be published in three national newspapers, a public notice announcing the withdrawal of the so-called National Identity card Scheme .

He warned that “Please note that if you fail, neglect  and or refuse to meet the above demands, and within the time demanded, our client is resolved to enforce his right as well as those of other citizens against  you “






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