From henceforth, the searchlight will be on Dana Airlines, the owner and operator of the aircraft that overshot the runway at Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, with 49 passengers onboard.

The searchlight will also be extended to other airlines operating in the country to ensure that Nigerians travelling by air are safe.

This is according to the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, when he visited the scene of the incident on Thursday.

Sirika explained that the Federal Government, had through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, increased oversight on all airlines, with particular attention on Dana.

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He explained that the reason for the increased attention on Dana was because the airline had been in the news for bad reasons lately.

Though, the minister did not mentioned any of the reasons, he maintained that the Federal Government was taking the issues seriously.

“We have increased our oversight on all the airlines in the country with particular attention to Dana Air, having been in the news for bad reasons lately. So, we are taking it seriously; and since the first incident, the NCAA has been on the matter regarding Dana and other airlines,” Sirika said.

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