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As President Meets Aviation Chiefs...10 Questions to Answer

Posted by This Day Online on 2005/12/12 | Views: 266 |

As President Meets Aviation Chiefs...10 Questions to Answer


When will the nation stop coffins from flying as aircrafts, ensuring that no aging, sometimes disused, and ill-maintained aircrafts are allowed to fly in the nation's airspace?

When will the nation stop coffins from flying as aircrafts, ensuring that no aging, sometimes disused, and ill-maintained aircrafts are allowed to fly in the nation's airspace?

When will the nation stop corrupt and inept public officials from running the aviation sector at all levels?

When will a minister resign honourably in the face of multiple accidents and monumental loss of lives under his watch?

When will we have strong no-nonsense leadership in the aviation sector to check the deep-seated rot within the system?

When will the nation do the much-needed consolidation of the aviation sector such that well-capitalised and efficient airlines operate in the nation's airspace?
When will the nation fully deregulate aviation business while stringently regulating and policing the sector to ensure full compliance with global safety standards while ensuring competition such that airlines can charge appropriate prices to meet the huge maintenance and compliance costs without having to cut corners?

When will we fully equip the nationís airports with modern facilities to meet global standards? An airport management system without the right radars, technology and modern navigational equipments cannot belong to a nation that prides itself as the giant of Africa with $30 billion in foreign reserves.

When will the nation allow the right professionals to lead, manage and maintain airport facilities, equipment and technology?

What best practice do we have to train and retrain airport and airspace managers such that they are at the cutting edge of modern technology and management ethos?

What strategies are being put in place to ensure efficient and prompt search and rescue in the event of accidents and other emergencies?

In the face of growing threat of terrorism and sabotage, when will the nation secure its airports to ensure that Nigerians are not exposed to unnecessary risks?

This question becomes more important in view of the recent experience in which former Bayelsa Governor jumped bail in London and entered Nigeria through the airport with the connivance of aviation authorities and security officials who may have looked the other way?

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.