Nigeria’s Federal Government is ramping up its efforts to build confidence in the country’s aviation industry by implementing more measures to bolster safety and security for all stakeholders.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this clear in a statement that was issued by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, James Odaudu.
Sirika made the remarks in the wake of the accident that involved Dana Airline at the Port Harcourt International Airport.
Sirika relayed that the Federal Government is sympathizing with the passengers that were affected by the harrowing incident, saying:
“Government will not abdicate its commitment to the safety and security of lives and property in the Nigerian airspace.
“An aircraft operated by Dana Airlines was involved in an accident yesterday, Feb. 20, 2018 at the Port Harcourt International Airport.
“The aircraft, with the following details; 5N-SRI, Flight Number: 0348, Type: MD 83, Souls: 54 including 05 Crew landed at the Port Harcourt Runway 21 and overran the Runway at 1751 UTC.
“All on-board were evacuated safely with no reported casualties.
“The airport was briefly closed for safety reasons and reopened after proper assessment this morning.”