Contrary to the statements what members of the House of Reps said some few weeks back and Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture’s recent statements, members of the House of Representatives have condemned aviation operations at the Kaduna International Airport, stating that the airport fell short of the safety standards for both domestic and international flight operations.
Just four weeks ago, the same lawmakers had passed a resolution supporting the closure of the airport and giving the nod to Kaduna to serve as
The lawmakers made the U-Turn after flying through the airport.
“Safety standards are not being adhered to at the airport,” said the Chairman, House Committee on Media Loan, Aids and Debt Management, Mr. Adeyinka Ajayi, a member of the All Progressives Congress.
He added, “Aircraft manoeuvring and parking space is allegedly inadequate to accommodate the high number of aircraft now operating in and out of the airport.
“Further disturbed that some aviation marketers have been allegedly transferring Jet A-1 fuel from bulk road tankers directly into bowers right on the tarmac and discharging same into aircraft…
“(All of this) poses a lot of danger to passengers and aircraft safety.”