Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has reacted to the crash of B737 Max aircraft, belonging to Ethiopian Airlines, which killed 157 people on Sunday.
Spokesman of NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye In a statement assured members of the public of their safety in relation to the widespread global concerns triggered by the crash.
NCAA, however, allayed fears of the Nigerian public, saying that the aircraft type was currently not in operation in Nigeria.
The statement reads, “Presently, the accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 Max 8 is not in operation in the Country.
“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.
“He assured members of the public that NCAA will continue to ensure that safety regulations were strictly adhered to for the safety of all in Nigeria.”
DAILY POST earlier reported that Ethiopian Airlines grounded its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after a crash on Sunday killed 149 passengers and eight crew members.