Monday 3 June 2013

We will make our airspace safer - President Jonathan

Aviation Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the administration will work towards making the Nigerian air safer.
He made this statement during the unveiling of a Cenotaph at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
The event marked the one year remembrance of the tragic crash of Dana Air flight J9 992 which led to the loss of over 157 lives at Iju/Ishaga in Lagos on June 3, 2012.
President Goodluck Jonathan stated that: "We also share a profound feeling of loss to all other aviation incidents in the country and will remain committed to do everything possible to avoid such an occurence in the future"
He also stated that since the Dana incident, critical safety equipment had been improved  as well an implementation of the Technical and Administrative Review Committee (TARPDA) recommendations.
The aviation industry has also instituted a safety week which will be observed from June 3, 2013 every year, to honour of those who lost their lives in one of the nations most tragic air transport accidents.
Dana Aicraft flight J9 992 took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja in the afternoon of June 3 last year and crashed about one minute to landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah led the church service for the crash victims, with the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah as the chief host of the ceremony which climaxed with the Presidents unveiling of the cenotaph.


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