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NASS calls for adequate funding for Aviation sector

The National Assembly joint committee on Aviation has emphasized the need for adequate funding of the sector to enable it cope with the increase in demands for air travel in the Country.

The  chairmen of the committees of Senate and House of Representatives, Senator Abiodun Olujimi and  Nnolim Nnaji made the observation during a working visit to the Accident Investigation Buteau, (AIB) and the Nigerian Airspace Management  Agency, (NAMA) in Abuja.

They remarked that the prevailing security challenges across the country have put enormous pressures on the existing aviation infrastructures which required that  more investments  be made in the sector.

The Chairman House Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji, expressed  appreciation at the upgrade of facilities at the AIB and manpower  that has for the past seven years  forestall   any fatalities apart from the helicopter accident which occurred  in Lagos early 2022.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Mr. Mathew Pwajok in a  remark appreciated the Aviation committees of the National Assembly for their interest and concerns on matters affecting the  industry.

On his part, the Commissioner, Accident  Investigation Bureau, Akin Olateru had informed the legislators  that the drastic reduction in aircraft accidents  has brought down the insurance premiums paid on operating aeroplanes in Nigeria

writing by Linus Okpeh;Editing by Chinasa Ossai