According to report, the federal government has ordered a full audit Dana Air’s operation in the country.
It was gathered that the FG ordered the audit as a result of the mishaps involving the airline in recent times. On February 8, one of the emergency doors of an aircraft belonging to Dana off at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Two weeks after, another Dana flight overshot the runway of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers state.
Although no life was lost in the incidents, many have called on the government not to allow things get out of hand before taking action.
At the federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, council resolved that the airline should be audited.
“A lot of quality time was spent discussing air safety. The government of Nigeria is very much concerned about safety and the life of Nigerians, this is following the recent air incidents minor as they were because they are no fatalities, the government did feel concern and the minister did the report to the council on steps that were taken following the last incident in Port Harcourt, Dana aircraft overshooting the runaway,” Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, told reporters after the six-hour meeting.
“As soon as that happened, a few seconds, a rescue team was there on the ground and few moments thereafter every passenger on board was evacuated, there was no harm to persons and this is something that should be celebrated.
“Within 24 hours an official investigation had commenced because investigators arrived in Port Harcourt and began work. One week after that a preliminary report was prepared and it was on this that the council was briefed.
“Consequently as announced by the aviation authorities, the engineer and Pilot of that particular aircraft got their licences both suspended and beyond that the government has ordered a complete audit of Dana airlines in terms of personnel, operations, technical capacity.”