A significant announcement during the 7th Aviation Africa Summit held in Abuja revealed that Nigeria has achieved the distinction of having the best aviation safety record on the African continent.
The declaration highlighted that Nigeria had recorded only two fatal commercial accidents within a decade.
Experts say this impressive safety record is a testament to the efforts and advancements made in the country’s aviation sector to ensure the safety of passengers and airline operations.
An official of the aviation ministry who spoke on the condition of anonymity said:
”The announcement reflects positively on Nigeria’s commitment to improving aviation safety standards, essential for bolstering the country’s reputation in the global aviation community and boosting confidence among travellers and airlines.
”This recognition is expected to encourage further investment and development in Nigeria’s aviation sector and serve as a source of pride for the nation.
”It also underscores the importance of ongoing efforts to maintain and enhance aviation safety across the African continent.”
The Nigerian capital hosted the 7th Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition a few days ago.
Addressing journalists ahead of the summit, Airbus Company marketing director Joep Ellers disclosed that an additional 159 aircraft would be needed to serve the Nigerian market within 2019-2042.