Following the crash of Ethiopia’s Boeing 747 Max 8 last Sunday, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has released a statement assauring Nigerians of the state of aircraft flying in the country’s airspace and aircrafts.
The NCAA spokesperson, Sam Adurogboye, said there was no cause for worry as no Boeing 747 Max 8 is presently in operation in the country.
”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.
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. “ he said.