Senator Adeyemi, had on Tuesday while contributing to the debate in the
Faulting Adeyemi's claim yesterday, Mr
According to him, "the airline,
"The aircraft had a current Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) till
"Before the ill-fated flight, the airline last operated the EMB 120ER 5N-BJY aircraft on a charter flight on
"The aircraft was certified fit for flight by one of the airline's aircraft maintenance engineers prior to departure, who was also on board the ill-fated flight".
Meanwhile, the Minister of Aviation,
The minister, who spoke through her Special Assistant on Media, Mr.
Obi said, "In aviation, we work with facts and figures and not speculation. We respect the views expressed by Distinguished Senator Adeyemi but we plead with Nigerians to wait for the report of the
"The issues discussed by the Senator is already in the public domain and cannot be swept away and we must note that what happened affected all Nigerians. At the end of the day, all the issues will definitely be determined by the AIPB report," Obi said.
It also mandated the committee to investigate and identify lapses in the operation of laws and regulations guiding the aviation industry by the ministry and all its agencies with a view to correcting and streamlining same in order to avert any further untoward disasters.
The resolution to summon the Aviation Minister and Chief Executives of the aviation Parastatals was as a result of the motion sponsored by Senator
Senator Uzodimma had chronicled the number of air disasters in the country that had claimed the lives of Nigerians as a result of negligence by those saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that the air space was save.
According to him,
He also said that the
The senate said it was worried that the resurgence of plane crashes in the country since 2011 was suggestive of a deep seated system problem that must be unraveled and resolved in order to avert further and unnecessary loss of lives.
Ekweremadu said that one of the problems in the aviation sector was the issue of safety standard and that the problem of the sector was from those saddled with the responsibility to enforce standards, adding that the senate would make sure that every regulation was enforced.
Contributing to the motion, Senator
He said, "last time we said that Dana operations should be withdrawn, they said no only last week they said Dana has been suspended. We should ensure compliance after motions have been passed."
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