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Keyamo summons heads of aviation regulatory agencies over recent safety issues




The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has summoned heads of aviation regulatory agencies over the recent recurring safety issues in the aviation industry.

This disclosure is contained in a post made by Keyamo on his official X (formerly Twitter) account on Monday, November 27, 2023, where he noted that a thorough assessment of recent incidents will be carried out during the meeting.

The agencies involved include the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Federal Airport Authority Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The minister will meet with them;

The post from Keyamo reads,

This is coming barely a day after the recent incident involving United Nigeria Airlines, whose Lagos-Abuja bound flight was diverted to Asaba, Delta State, due to poor weather conditions

Recently, the Lagos-Abuja flight of United Nigeria Airlines was diverted to Asaba, Delta State capital, due to poor weather conditions.

The flight, NUA 0504, took off on Sunday (yesterday) from the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Terminal 2, and was headed for Abuja.

However, the pilot grounded the aircraft at the Asaba International Airport, and that caused some confusion among the passengers.

Meanwhile, a few hours ago, ThePressNG reported that the NCAA had suspended all the wet-leased aircraft under the United Nigeria Airline due to the incident.

A source close to NCAA confided in ThePressNG on Monday that the apex civil aviation regulatory body decided on Monday via a letter communicated to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the airline.