As a step to assure air passengers in Nigeria of their safety following the Ethiopian flight crash on Sunday 10 March 2019, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has spoken on the state of aircraft flying in the country’s airspace.
The NCAA said there was no cause for worry as no Boeing 747 Max 8 is presently in operation in Nigeria.
The Spokesman of the NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He assured the flying public of their safety, stating that there is no cause for alarm.
He said: “Presently, the accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 Max 8 is not in operation in the Country.
“However, the Authority, in line with its Safety Oversight mandate enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006, is consciously monitoring the development (s) with a view to take the necessary steps that will enhance the safety of all aircraft in operation within the Nigerian airspace.”
Recall that an Ethiopian Airline B737 -Max 8 crashed on Sunday 10th March 2019 killing all the souls on board after which the Airline and some other countries have grounded the accident aircraft type in their operations.
He further said: “This is to assure the public that NCAA will continue to ensure that safety regulations are strictly adhered to for the safety of all in Nigeria.
Our heart is with the Airline and families of the victims of the accident.”