Aviation Minister assures Nigerians of air safety

Ijeoma Nwankpa, Abuja


The Nigerian Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has assured Nigerians and the world that it does not have any Boeing 737 Max in the country.

The Minister was reacting to the Ethiopian airline that crashed on Sunday.

He said as Nigeria joins the rest of the world in mourning the victims of the crash, Nigerians have nothing to worry about.

According to Senator Sirika, aviation is one world over, and any accident anywhere is a tragedy to the global aviation industry.

Nigeria, he said, identifies and commiserates with the Ethiopian aviation authorities and those who lost loved their ones, including two distinguished Nigerians, in their moment of grief.

Also the Minister confirmed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the industry regulator in Nigeria, has issued the necessary recommendations as it relates to the country.

“As we continue to mourn the ET crash in Addis, and pray for the victims, we wish to reassure Nigerians that we do not have any Boeing 737 Max on Nigeria’s register to worry about. Civil Aviation Authority has issued the needed advisory.”

Praying for the repose of the souls of the victims of the air mishap, Sirika assured the Nigerian flying public of the unalloyed commitment of the Buhari Administration to the creation of an environment that guarantees their safety and security in air transportation.