Reno Omokri, a former media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his worries over the safety of Nigerians travelling by air after the crash of the Ethiopian airline that left all 157 on board dead.
Omokri took a jibe at Nigeria’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, who had allayed fears of the citizens that no Boeing 737 MAX 8 is operating in the country.
Sirika has in a statement by James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Transportation, disclosed in Abuja that contrary to the concern generated by Ethiopian Airlines’ unfortunate incident on Sunday, there was no cause for alarm.
According to the Minister, aviation is one the world over, and that any accident anywhere is a tragedy to the global aviation industry.
Omokri took to his Twitter handle to express his fears.
“I cringe when
@MBuhari’s minister of aviation assures Nigerians of safety in the wake of the Ethiopian Airways crash. Nigerians are more likely to feel unsafe after a warning from Hadi Sirika, the man behind Nigerian Air, an airline that only consisted of a Bahraini designed logo,” he wrote.
Recall that Pius Adesanmi, popular Nigerian professor, who lectures English at Carleton University in Canada, was on the plane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday.
The plane was moving from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, before the crash.
Also, Abiodun Bashua, a retired career Ambassador, died in the unfortunate incident.
Until his death, he was working on a contract with the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa.