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Sam Anyanwu, senator representing Imo east, says if aircraft cannot be properly maintained, witchcraft should be used as a means to fly.

Anyanwu said this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on the need to minimise air mishaps in the country.

The senator asked government to pay more attention to the aviation sector.

“It is shameful that Nigeria does not have any national carrier. I think every responsible government should look at this issue. If the aircraft cannot be maintained, let’s use witchcraft and start flying. That is the truth,” Anyanwu said.

“Where is our national carrier? The government should look at the airline sector. Foreigners don’t come here (Nigeria) because it is not safe. Government should pay attention to the sector.”

He said the federal government may give bailout funds to the airlines to enhance their operations.

On her part, Stella Oduah, senator representing Anambra north, said the problem with the aviation sector is funding.

Oduah said government should provide the requisite fund to the sector at a single digit rate.

“The problem is funding, you need money to train and maintain aircraft,” she said.

“The issue is why is the [safety] protocol is not followed. The first person who has the responsibility to avoid any incident is the pilot.”


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  1. Stella Oduah......where are the fund invested in the aviation during your tennure. May she invested it in Bullet proof car.

    We also have to ask Fani Kayode this same question. If things were done right those time of your tenure, everything should be right by now.
    So, things were wrong and abnornal bcos of your failure and 16 years failure of your party

  2. Diversification and partnerships with major African airlines in the control of private experts will prolong the life of Airlines operating in Africa. KLM uses the strategy of joining with other reputable companies- AirFrance, HOP, Argentinas, Corsica etc. We should have an African Airlines.


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