Nigeria’s minister of state(for aviation), Hadi Sirika has announced the decision of the federal government to ban the Boeing 737 Max airplane from the nation’s airspace.
The ban he disclosed was part of resolutions reached by the federal executive council(FEC) at today’s weekly meeting which was held at the villa and presided by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister stated that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority has already issued an advisory banning anybody from flying in or out of Nigeria with Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9, until the actual cause of last week’s crash in Ethiopia is known.
“Regarding Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9, that has been in the news recently, there is no cause for alarm as there is no operator in Nigeria that is using that type of airplane.
Regardless of the enormous safety records of this plane 737, it has caused concern in the world of aviation and you know aviation is universal, whatever affects one affects the other because aircraft will be flying in and out. So, we have issued directive that no operator with Boeing 737 Max 8 or Max 9 should operate into and outside our airports and this is being carried out,” he added.
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