The Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika has assured Nigerians that the nation does not have any Boeing 737 Max on its register, and therefore no cause for worry.
This assurance is coming against the backdrop of the Ethiopian airline that crashed on Sunday, killing the 157 people on board.
The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed about six minutes after take-off from the airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on it’s way to Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Sirika in a statement by Deputy Director, Media and Public Affairs, James Odaudu on Tuesday said,the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has issued the necessary advisory as it relates to the country. “As we continue to mourn the ET crash in Addis, and pray for the victims, we wish to reassure Nigerians that we do not have any Boeing 737 Max on Nigeria’s register to worry about. Civil Aviation Authority has issued the needed advisory, please,”he said.
The minister assured the Nigerian flying public of the unalloyed commitment of the Buhari Administration to the creation of an environment that guarantees their safety and security in air
Stella Enenche, Abuja.