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Nigerian parliament to audit airplanes nationwide

Staff Writer | February 23, 2018
The Nigerian House of Representatives said it will investigate and carry out critical audit of all registered aircrafts in the country.
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This is to ascertain their airworthiness, compliance with applicable operational methods, set safety standards and procedures, the parliament said in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

Abubakar Amuda-Kannike, a parliament member, said aviation safety measures are proactive ones to mitigate air mishaps and to enhance smooth operations and comfort of passengers.

"Recently, incidents in the aviation sub-sector are indicative that a holistic review and assessment of the level of compliance and adherence to safety standards are pertinent," he added.

The move came after an aircraft belonging to Dana Air on Tuesday overshot the runway of the Port Harcourt Airport, Rivers State, after it touched down.

The aircraft, with number 9J0363, flew into Port Harcourt after taking passengers from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.