Senator Smart Adeyemi, PDP, Kogi West, have said that the Associated Aircraft that carried the corpse of Late Agagu to Ekiti for burial and killed MIC Boss, Deji Falae and others was on test flight, based on what people told him during his investigations. The plane departed Lagos for Akure on test flight and was under repairs before then and was supposed to carry only engineers for the flight test and not passengers.
He said that the government, especially the Ministry of Aviation had tried on facilities at the nation’s airport but that corruption was the main cause of the problems facing the sector. He insisted that it was pertinent to know the owner of the crashed airline and those managing it. The airports are good but have problems of technical regulators which he said was neck-deep in corruption.
Meanwhile the senate yesterday have summoned the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and the Managing Director of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA.