The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has assured members of the public of their safety in its recently released statement in relation to the widespread global anxieties triggered by the crash on Sunday of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, belonging to Ethiopian Airlines, in which 157 persons lost their lives
Already, Singapore and some other countries have grounded the aircraft type in their operations.
NCAA however, put to rest the fears of the Nigerian public that the aircraft type was currently not in operation in Nigeria.
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Spokesman of NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye said, “Presently, the accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 Max 8 is not in operation in the Country.”
He said 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.”
He reassured members of the public that NCAA will continue to ensure that safety regulations were strictly adhered to for the safety of all in Nigeria.