Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said that no airline in Nigeria operates the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, as the model is not in Nigeria’s aviation register.
The Minister stated this against the backdrop of the Ethiopian airline which crashed on Sunday, killing the 157 people on board.
“As we continue to mourn the ET crash in Addis, and pray for the victims, we wish to reassure Nigerians that we do not have any Boeing 737 Max on Nigeria’s register to worry about,” Sirika said.
He asked the Nigerian flying public not to entertain any fears, assuring them “of the unalloyed commitment of the Buhari Administration to the creation of an environment that guarantees their safety and security in air transportation”.
The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed about six minutes after take-off from the airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, en route the Kenyan capital, Nairobi