Gbajabiamila decries frequent Air Force non-combatant crashes


By Tony Akowe and Victor Oluwasegun, Abuja

 

House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed worry about frequent non-combatant air crashes of the Nigerian Air Force.

He said these have created a huge loss to the nation and must be stopped.

The Speaker, who spoke at a public investigative hearing of the House Committee on Air Force, said it was unfortunate that between 2015 and 2019, about eight non-combatant crashes involving Air Force planes occurred across the country.

Represented by Deputy House Leader Peter Akpatason, the Speaker said the loss associated with the crashes was not acceptable.

He added that the crashes had created panic among Nigerians.

The Speaker said the House was conscious of NAF’s role in the nation’s security architecture and was willing to assist it in addressing its challenges to enable the service achieve optimal performance.

Gbajabiamila said: “The issue of national security challenges we face today presents a clear danger to…



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