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Suntai’s Plane Crash: Govs pass vote of no confidence on Aviation Sector

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA—THE thirty-six state governors, under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, yesterday, passed a vote of no confidence on the aviation sector.

Rising from a meeting held at the Rivers State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, the governors, who called for a holistic approach to arrest what they termed the dwindling state of the aviation sector, however, resolved to engage all stakeholders at the national level to address the challenge.

The governors’ position came barely a week after Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai, was involved in an air crash.

In a communiqué signed by Chairman of the Forum and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, after a meeting which started on Wednesday and ended in the early hours of yesterday, the governors expressed deep concern over the unfortunate air crash which involved the Taraba State Governor, who is currently receiving treatment in Germany.

The communiqué read by Amaechi said:  ‘’Upon comprehensive discussion on the present state of the aviation industry, members of the forum observed that there is a need for a holistic approach to arrest the dwindling state of the aviation sector.

“Forum further expressed concern over the unfortunate Aircraft accident involving Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba who is presently receiving treatment in Germany. While extending best wishes to his family, prayed for his speedy recovery.”

Amaechi, who noted that the governors also condemned the recent bomb blast in Borno and Kaduna states, said: “The forum extensively deliberated on the recurrent insecurity in the country and expressed deep regret over the recent acts of violence in Borno and Kaduna states and consequently mandated the security committee to find of the forum to commence work immediately with a view to finding a lasting solution.”

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