In your words: A Way Forward for aviation in Nigeria

The country as a whole is truly devastated by the lives lost on June 3, 2012. With 153 on board and an as of yet unknown number dead on the ground trying to grapple with the loss is a difficult thing at this time. Many have expressed their grief and we felt that this letter sent in to Y! was a good way to spark conversation. Leave your comments below and give your ideas.

Aviation in Nigeria – The Disdain For Human Lives: Way Forward

Eta Uso

The Aviation Sector in Nigeria has faced very trying times in the past, and with so many years gone by, we all thought that such an era was now long behind us.

Unfortunately, the event of Sunday, 3rd June 2012, involving Dana Airways Flight 9J-992 from Abuja, goes to show the porous nature of aviation in our country, with emphasis on the followup revelations which revealed the outright neglect for safety and best practices by the management of Dana Airways.

This country has been through a lot lately, therefore I am certain that Nigerians do not need anymore of such calamities, more so in cases where such calamities as caused by conscious human errors could have been avoided.

Based on this I say enough is enough. No more should such air-mishaps end with the suspension/dismissal of staff. I want to see people serve long jail terms with hard labour for their total disregard to safety of human lives. I want to see a Nigeria (all sectors inclusive) where people are decisively punished for misfortunes that occur under their jurisdiction as a result of their neglect. The ‘pack your bag and go’ system must stop!. People need to be put down for putting others down, this is the only way we can drastically improve our service industry here in Nigeria.

Lord may your will be done on Nigeria.

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