– The NCAA is conducting an investigation on the airworthiness of a private helicopter belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye
– The religious leader will not be allowed to use the chopper pending the ongoing investigation
– – The NCAA is a government agency charged with making laws to ensure safety of the Nigerian airspace
A private helicopter belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church (RCCG) has reportedly been grounded at the Lagos airport by the Nigerian government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
According to investigations by The Sunday Punch, the aircraft, AgustaWestland AW139 chopper, with registration number 5N-EAA, was suspended from flying over two weeks ago.
The NCAA reportedly imposed the suspension on the chopper over the alleged expiration of some of its papers and spare parts.
The publication stated that the agency intends to conduct vital safety checks on the aircraft’s components, especially some spare parts that are due for replacement.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has put measures in place to avert reported plans by criminals to attack some airports in the country.
According to The Punch, the level of security at Abuja, Lagos, Kano, and other selected airports have already been reinforced over the security threat.
Officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) told the publication on Wednesday, April 14, that the reinforcement was part of measures deployed to tackle any form of attack by criminals.
In another news, Halilu Ahmad Shaba has been confirmed as the director-general of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) by the Senate.
The Nation reported that Shaba’s confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology at plenary in Abuja.
In another report, the head of the House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, has labelled the country a scam.
According to him, the problem of the country is not because of Nigerians but because of the constitution. He noted that many Nigerians abroad are doing very well in all their areas of endeavours.