FG suspends Dana Air’s licence

FG suspends Dana Air’s licence

The Federal Government on Tuesday suspended the operating licence of Dana Air, in the aftermath of Sunday’s crash in Iju Ishaga, Lagos, which over 190 people are believed to have died.
The Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, who announced the decision, said it was to ensure a thorough investigation of the crash.
Speaking through her Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Joe Obi, the minister explained that this was the first in a series of steps to be taken by government to sanitise the aviation industry.
There are indications that there will be a shakeup in the aviation industry, following the crash.
Meanwhile, South African President Jacob Zuma has condoled with the government and people of Nigeria, over Sunday’s crash of the Dana Air flight 922.
In a statement in Johannesburg, Zuma, described the incident as tragic.
“We join the government and the people of Nigeria in mourning this tragic loss of lives.
“As government and people of South Africa our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends, who lost loved ones, during this difficult time of mourning and sadness,” Zuma said.