SENATE TO MINIMIZE THE POSSIBILITY OF AIR MISHAPS AND NEAR FATALITIES IN NIGERIA.
The Nigeria Senate is prepared to minimize the possibility of Air mishaps and near fatalities in Nigeria. The motion was moved by Sen. Gbenga Asafa of Lagos East and seventeen other Senators as co-sponsored during plenary on tuesday inside National Assembly. The Senate observes that on the 20th of February,, 2018 the story of a near fatalities incident involving Dana Airlines with number 9J0363 hit the news waves. It was reported that the aircraft overshoot the runway upon landing at the Port Harcourt Airport, on a flight from Abuja which was attributed to the wet surface of the runway.
There was also panic on Wednesday, 7th off February, 2018, when the emergency door of an aircraft Conveying passengers to Abuja fell off upon landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe, International Airport in Abuja.
Senate is concerned that this recent occurrences might be a sign of sequence of human errors, caused by the failure of officials and staff of the agencies saddled with the responsibility of guaranteeing safety to carry out their due diligence before issuing clearance for aircrafts to operate within the Nigeria airspace.
Senate unanimously resolve that the Minister of State for transportation (Aviation) should appear before it to explain the issues raised.