In Nigeria, the Occupational Safety and Health Association of the United Kingdom (OSHAssociation UK), has told the Nigerian military to review its safety management systems, as it challenges the professionalism and safety skills of Nigerian military air crew in managing the aircraft of the armed forces in line with best international safety practices. 

The Organization through the Nigerian regional president of the Association, HRH Amb. Olusegun Aderemi, made the statement while reacting to the recent military plane crash that claimed the lives of top Nigerian Military officials, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru in Kaduna few days ago.

The Nigeria Regional President noted that the continuous crashes of military aircraft means there was no effective accident investigation in the previous crashes and prompt action to stop reoccurrences of the incidents, stressing that accidents and fatalities experienced in various institutions today are the result of safety failures and negligence on the part of officers or from the leadership of such institutions.

He further stated that accidents like this should be avoided by implementing adequate safety measures in order not to demoralise other soldiers on duty. HRH Amb. Olusegun Aderemi, also noted that these deaths have come in quick succession and calls for concern, even if it is not unusual in war situations and crises of insecurity to have such casualties. 


However, safety experts from Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) are of the opinion that barring all indications of tardiness on the part of regulating authorities in the provision of safe air transport whether civil or military is crucial, as there is urgent need for stakeholders in the maintenance arm of aviation to work collectively in ensuring that routine oversights are given to human errors as they are accorded to technical failures.



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