FG Grounds Dana Air As Senate Orders NCAA Boss, Demuren To Step Aside

Heads might have already started rolling as an aftermath of Sunday’s plane crash that killed more than 153 people in Iju Ishaga, Lagos. The Federal Government has withdrawn the operating licence of Dana Airline. The withdrawal was confirmed on social network Twitter by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Dr. Reuben Abati who tweeted “Dana Airline has been grounded by the Federal Government. Investigations ongoing”.

Before then, the Senate had made resolutions on the airline and the aviation sector as a whole. Following a motion by the Chairman of the Senate

Committee on Aviation, Hope Uzodinma, The Senate at its plenary session on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to ground all the aircraft in Dana Airline’s fleet pending the outcome of investigations into the cause of the fatal crash.

The Senate has also asked the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Harold Demuren to step aside till the investigations are concluded. The upper legislative arm has also demanded a thorough audit of all the airlines operating in the country to determine the airworthiness of the aircraft being used.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has stated that an ad hoc committee would be set up to investigate the cause of the crash.

Author: NewsAdmin

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