The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Thursday reported that air safety had improved in the country in the last 10 years in Nigeria.
Spokesperson of the bureau, Tunji Oketunmbi, made this revelation while interacting with aviation correspondents in
“Right now, a lot of safety recommendations have been implemented while others have been partially implemented.
Since Year 2,000, we have issued 158 safety recommendations and 63 per cent of them have been closed; 14 per cent partially closed and 23 per cent still open.That is the current status of implementation of our safety recommendations; it is very ingenious for anybody to continue to use a data of one year or two years ago to talk about the current status,’’ Oketunmbi said.
The aviation official however, said that the bureau has the powers to ensure a safety monitoring exercise to confirm compliance with such recommendations.
He said that the bureau would continue to execute its investigative functions towards maintaining the safety of Nigeria’s airspace in 2016 and beyond.