The Federal Government has ordered a complete audit of Dana airline.
The airline has recently been involved in some incident. One of its planes overshot the runway in Port Harcourt and the door of another one flung open while taxing at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.
Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity to the President Mallam Garba Shehu told reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, that the audit would cover the personnel and assets of the airline.
Also at the briefing were Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma, and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Usani Uguru Usani.
Shehu said: “A lot of quality time was spent discussing air safety. The government of Nigeria is very much concerned about safety and the lives of Nigerians; this is following the recent air incidents.
”Minor as they were because there were no fatalities, the government did feel concerned and the Minister did the report to the Council on steps that were taken following the last incident in Port Harcourt, Dana aircraft overshooting the runaway. As soon as that happened, a few seconds, a rescue team was there on the ground and few moments thereafter every passenger on board was evacuated. There was no harm to persons and this is something that should be celebrated.
”Within 24 hours an official investigation had commenced because investigators arrived in Port Harcourt and began work. One week after, that a preliminary report was prepared and it was about this that the Council was briefed.