March 12, 2019

Crash: Ex-presidential aspirant, Ikubese writes Buhari, calls for grounding of Boeing 737 Max in Nigeria


Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese

Following the tragic news that greeted the nation yesterday, wherein two Nigerian nationals, among other 157 passengers, lost their lives in the crashed Ethiopian Airline, Ex presidential aspirant and convener, YesWeFit Revolutionary Movement, Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, calling for the grounding of the Ethiopian Plane, Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese

Among those who died in the recent crash were late Prof. Pius Adesanmi and Ambassador Abiodun Bashua.

Dr. Ikubese, in the letter, said The safety of the Boeing 737 Max 8 has become a global cause of concern in recent times.

According to him, it has become pertinent that the Boeing 737 Max be grounded from flying into or taking off from Nigeria in order to save the lives of the citizens.

He said, many other countries, including Indonesia, Ethiopia and China have grounded the airline following Its recent crash trends.

His letter reads thus:

“President Muhammadu Buhari
President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Aso Rock Villa,
FCT, Abuja



Permit me Your Excellency to convey my condolence to you as the father of the nation, over the loss of two prominent Nigerians; Prof. Pius Adesanmi and Ambassador Abiodun Bashua in the ill fated Ethiopian Airline crash which occurred yesterday, killing all 157 passengers on board.

The safety of the Boeing 737 Max 8 has become a global cause of concern in recent times.

As at today, the governments of China, Ethiopia and Indonesia have all grounded the Boeing 737 Max in their various nations as a precaution to safeguarding the lives of their citizens, until issues surrounding the safety of the aircraft is addressed and resolved.

To this end, Your excellency, I plead with you to take this precautionary measure as a matter of urgency by directing the immediate grounding of all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying into, or taking off from Nigeria. Ditto for our domestic flights, so as to prevent unwarranted loss of lives.

I thank you in anticipation sir, knowing you will act promptly so.”