Nigerian lawmaker expresses worry over Dana’s resumption of flights

DANA Air to resume flights

Dana resumed operation seven months after it crashed killing all 163 passengers on board.

A federal lawmaker has raised concerns over the federal government’s decision to allow Dana Air return to business when all issues relating to the Dana plane crash, including issues of compensation to victims, air safety, and sundry issues have not been sorted.

Nkiruka Onyejeocha, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, said this in Abuja on Monday.

She expressed worry over the resumption of flights by Dana airline.

She said the committee is aware of the displeasure and concerns of Nigerians over the resumption of flights by Dana airline.

The legislator urged Nigerians to be patient as the House of Representatives is committed to the safety of the country’s airspace.

She promised that as soon as the House resumes from its Christmas break next week, the issue would be looked into.

“The concerns, displeasure and opinions of Nigerians will not be brushed aside,” she said.

The House had on December 3 recommended the revocation of the Air Operating Certificate, AOC, of Dana airline because it was not issued in compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Civil Regulations Guideline 2009.

Dana was banned from flying after one of its planes crashed in Lagos on June 3, killing all passengers on board. The airline resumed operations on January 4 after seven months.




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