Published On: Sun, Dec 30th, 2012

Niger Delta Cleric Cites Corruption as Causes of Air Disaster in Nigeria

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(L-R) Late General AZaZi (RTD) and Former Kaduna State Governor, Late Yakowa died in an helicopter crash recently

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Catholic Bishop of Bomadi Archdiocese, Delta State, Dr. Hyacinth Egbebor declared that aircraft operating in the country are not worthy to fly passengers, saying that corruption was the major cause of plane crashes in the country.
The clergy, who presided over the requiem mass, which held in honour of General Azazi, in Yenagoa, said frequent crashes occur in the country’s air space because of corruption, which has left many roads across the country impassable for motorists. Bishop Egbebor used the opportunity to call on state governors and President Jonathan to provide good roads linking communities to reduce deaths and called on leaders not to pretend that there are good roads in the country.
He said; “if the military cannot guarantee safety of their own lives, who will they provide safety or protect? We have compromised excellence because of corruption and because of money, let us not pretend that we are in American air space.”
According to him, “it is my appeal to President Jonathan to fix the East/West road, the potholes there are killing people; tankers are falling almost everyday, killing and maiming people.”

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