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Nigerian airspace among the safest in Africa- D-G NIMET

By The Citizen


Dr Anthony Anuforo, the Director General of the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET) on Monday said that from all indices, the Nigerian airspace remained the safest in Africa.

Anuforo said this at the National Orientation Agency (NOA) 'Do The Right Thing: Patriotism and Ethic First' and Value Reorientation Methodology in Abuja.

He said that NIMET now predicted weather which had been adjudged to be one of the world best.

According to him, Nigeria is one of the 14 countries in Africa that has scored higher than the average in air safety.

He dismissed the barrage of criticism that had dogged the Aviation industry, sequel to the series of crashes it recorded in recent time, adding that 'safety is not synonymous with hazard.'

He said that most of the crashes were traceable to human error, adding that the nature of the crashes had nothing to do with the weather condition.

The NIMET boss said the country could be among the leading world economy of the world, going by the transformation in the Aviation sector.

The D-G said that most of the achievement and greatness recorded by the world leading countries of the world were largely due to patriotism and high ethical standard.

'The transformation agenda present a platform to do the right thing and the result is already manifesting in the Aviation sector as we now have world class Airport.'

Dr Sam Amadi, the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said that no country could transform without some core values, commitment and patriotism.

He said that these values could bring leaders to work together in order to move the society to a new level, which he said NOA was championing.

Amadi said that the idea of uniting the country lied on the ordinary citizenry with extra ordinary commitment, adding that Nigeria has one of the policies to turn the country around.

He added that the implementation of those policies remained the bane of the country, stating that Nigeria love materialism and they were set of greedy people, who often truncated good plans.

Amadi said that a lot of transformation was going on in the power sector, which he said most Nigeria had applauded the move, adding that Nigerians would soon witness stable power supply.

Mr Mike Omeri, the Director General of NOA said that Nigerians had the responsibility to do the right thing, adding that the transformation of Nigeria began with individual.

He called on Nigerian to stop destroying the country with their deeds, work and action, adding that there must be willingness to embrace the right thing to lift the country out of the present predicament.

The staff of the NIMET, NERC and rgw National Power Training Institute were undergoing 2-day training on 'Do The Right Thing: Patriotism and Ethic First'.