Nigeria’s Aviation challenges twice came to the fore today and both incidents involved Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. First it was the Arik Air craft that had to hover for about 20 minutes for a certain VIP flyer to probably walk down the airport hall and just minutes ago, an Arik plane craft coming from Port Harcourt to Abuja was forced to make a return to Port Harcourt because…guesss what? Because the run way was dark – no light on the run way!
The minister of Aviation Princess Stella Oduah did say, in the wake of the Dana Crash that our airways were the safest around. I am certain she didn’t mean that in the literal sense. She deserves a sack if she does because it all looks like some constant attempt to either scare Nigerians from flying or just plain absolute incompetence. This is just not the way to run an industry let alone a safety or death one like aviation!