Akin Olateru has commended the Federal Government for boosting aviation safety in the country with the recent procurement of fire tenders for airports.
Speaking in Abuja while receiving the executive members of the Nigeria Aviation Fire and Safety Association (NAFSA), the NSIB boss said this was in line with the safety recommendation made in the past by NSIB, which was formerly known as Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).
According to a statement by Tunji Oketunbi, Olateru explained that by this gesture, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Aviation, has demonstrated its commitment to air safety and underlined the critical place of firefighters in the safety of air travellers.
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He recalled the Sosoliso crash of 2005 in which passengers, including school children, died in a most tragic manner and commended the Aviation Minister Senator Hadi Sirika for taking the bull by the horn to correct the error in the system.
Sosoliso crash is an occurrence, which nobody prays to experience again because it was not just that the aircraft crashed, not just that people were burnt to death but that parents watched while their children were burnt to death.
The DirectorGeneral of the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Engr.
That memory will be with any parent for life.
Earlier in his remark, the president of NAFSA, Comrade Sunday Ugbeikwu commended NSIB and its leadership for the wonderful work of promoting aviation safety in Nigeria.
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