The federal government will continue to ensure the safety of air travellers in the country, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have assured Nigerians, saying since the country does not have any Boeing 737 Max 8 on its register, there is no cause for concern over the recent crash of the aircraft in Ethiopia.
The assurances were given against the background of concerns being raised over last Sunday’s crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 owned by Ethiopian Airlines, killing all 157 persons on board.
The airline and Ethiopia had immediately grounded the remaining aircraft type in its fleet.
More countries yesterday joined Ethiopia, Indonesia, China and Camay Island to ground the operations of the Boeing 737MAX8.
According to BBC, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA has banned the Boeing 737 MAX 8 from operating in or over UK airspace “as a precautionary measure.”