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NCAA to begin investigation on aborted plane take-off carrying Osun State Governor 



The Nigerian Government disclosed that it would soon commence investigations on an aborted take-off of a Bombardier Global Express 605 jet operated by Pacific Energy Company Limited at the Lagos airport on September 4th 2023. 

This was disclosed by Nigeria’s aviation Minister, Festus Keyamo on Sunday, adding that the aircraft was carrying Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State and his team on a scheduled flight to Abuja.  

In the press release by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, said he contacted the Director General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and was briefed accordingly. A mandatory report was submitted on 6th September 2023 in accordance with Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations, adding: 

The statement also added that the NCAA assured the travelling public that it will double its efforts in collaboration with NSIB to maintain and improve upon the high safety aviation standards set in the country over the past decade.  

Keyamo noted that he has on several occasions stated that the safety of the aviation industry is the number one objective of his administration.  

ThePressNG reported recently that Captain Mua Nuhu, the Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), highlighted the hurdles faced by Nigerian airlines in turning a profit. 

These challenges stem from the demanding operational environment, marked by tough access to funding.  

Speaking to reporters in Abuja over the weekend, Nuhu stressed the collaborative efforts of his agency and the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development in aiding airlines. 

He noted that some of these airlines are currently grappling with financial distress.