Posted by Transport & Business Express | 23 June 2012 | 166,963 times
“Enough is enough!” That is the battle cry of an emergent world-wide pressure group determined to clean up Nigerian skies and make the country’s air space safer.
Inspired by the June 3, 2012 Dana air crash in Lagos that killed all 153 persons on board in addition to many on ground, SOSNigeria now boasts about 600 members, with the list growing by the day.
“We are a group of concerned Nigerians and non-Nigerians, residing all over the world who came together in the wake of the recent Dana air crash to form a pressure group tasked with monitoring and pushing for reform in the aviation industry in Nigeria,” SOSNigeria said in a statement made available to Transport & Business Express.
The statement which was signed by Deji Dipeolu, Olumide Ayoola, Olumide Iluyomade and Nky Iweka, said that SOSNigeria has “a serious concern for our air travel safety, and an unquenchable desire to see the end of needless loss of the lives of loved ones in air crashes in our great country Nigeria.”
SOSNIgeria has its work cut out. “Our mission,” according to it, “is to become the primary Lobby and Pressure Group aimed at ensuring Best Practice in Operations, Safety and Effectiveness in the Nigerian Aviation Industry through engagement with Operators and Authorities in Nigeria.”
Transport & Business Express reports that SOSNigeria has already opened a website and a Facebook account as part of its strategy to achieve faster results.
Flagging of its campaign, the group called on the Nigeria government to act promptly to bring the country’s air space up to international standards and thus prevent needless loss of lives in avoidable air crashes.
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