Nigeria aviation minister, Hadi Sirika
Ethiopian Airlines crash: No Boeing 737 Max operating in Nigeria, says aviation minister, assures Nigerians of safety
As the nation joins the rest of the world in mourning the victims of the unfortunate crash of the Ethiopian airlines, Minister of State for Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has assured Nigerians that the nation does not currently have any Boeing 737 Max on its register, and therefore no cause for concern.
According to the Minister, in a statement by James Odaudu,
the Ministry’s Deputy Director, Media and Public Affairs, aviation is one the world over, and that any accident anywhere is a tragedy to the global aviation industry. Nigeria, he says, identifies and commiserates with the Ethiopian aviation authorities those who have lost loved ones, including two distinguished Nigerians, in their moment of grief.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the industry regulator in Nigeria, has issued the necessary advisory as it relates to the country, the Minister has confirmed.
“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, please,” he said.
Praying for the repose of the souls of the victims of the air mishap, Sirika assures 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.