Another fatal air crash, yet again!
Experts blame frequent air crashes on mediocrity
The frequency of air accidents in Nigeria has confirmed that all is not well with the aviation sector, despite Aviation Ministry’s claims to the contrary. WOLE SHADARE writes that much of the woes are self-inflicted
All appears not to be well with the Nigerian aviation industry. An unenviable record of seven accidents in less than two years, is obviously the worst ever recorded under any administration. This further points to the fact that the sector needs an urgent rescue.
Nigerians have been asked to see the Associated Airline’s accident of last week as, “inevitable, and as an act of God.” Far from it. It couldn’t possibly have been an act of God. Aviation analysts have asserted that the crash happened because of the failure by the authorities to do the right thing. To them, the Minister’s assertion is not only “escapist, but a contradiction of the federal government’s acclaimed remodelling of the sector, which is mainly not about safety and security of the industry.”