Ensure Airworthiness of All Aircraft Flying in Nigerian Airspace, Senate Tells NCAA


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The Senate in session

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to ensure that all aircraft operating within the country are air worthy in order to keep the nation’s air travellers safe at all times.

This was sequel to a motion moved by Senator Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos East) on the need for Nigeria to protect its airspace from the Boeing 737 Max 8 series pending the determination of its air worthiness.

Two distinguished Nigerians namely Ambassador Abiodun Bashua, a former United Nations and African Union Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan, and Pius Adesanmu, a Professor of Literary Arts in Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, were among the 157 victims of the Ethiopian passengers airline which caught fire few minutes after taking off on Sunday, March 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian capital.

The upper legislative chamber, however, commended…

Source: Thisday Newspaper