There is panic in the aviation sector following the death of over 150 passengers on board a Boeing 737 Max Ethiopian Airline enroute Kenya from Addisa Ababa.

The safety of the Boeing 737 Max has been questioned as this is second time in five months that the flight will crash.

The Federal government stated on Tuesday in Abuja that Nigeria has no Boeing 737 Max registered in the country for operation.

In a statement made available by the Press Secretary to the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, James Odaudu noted that the nation does not currently have any Boeing 737 Max on its register.

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According to the Sirika, “aviation is one world over, and any accident anywhere is a tragedy to the global aviation industry”.

He said Nigeria identifies and commiserates with the Ethiopian aviation authorities those who have lost loved ones, including two distinguished Nigerians, in their moment of grief.

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“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the industry regulator in Nigeria, has issued the necessary advisory as it relates to the country, the Minister has confirmed.

“As we continue to mourn the ET crash in Addis, and pray for the victims, we wish to reassure Nigerians that we do not have any Boeing 737 Max on Nigeria’s register to worry about. Civil Aviation Authority has issued the needed advisory, please,” he said.

The Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max crashed on the 10th of March, 2019 shortly after takeoff en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa. The plane had on board 149 passengers and 8 crew members.