The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday expressed concerns over air incidents recorded in the country recently .

At a meeting of the council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja , the Minister of State for Aviation , Hadi Sirika, was asked to brief members on steps so far taken on the development.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu , disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting .

Shehu said , “ A lot of quality time was spent discussing air safety. The government of Nigeria is very much concerned about safety and the life of Nigerians.

“ This following the recent air incidents, minor as they were because they are no fatalities , the government did feel concern and the minister reported 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 .

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