The Nigerian government, through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, has reportedly grounded a private helicopter belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church (RCCG) at the Lagos airport (NCAA).
The plane, an AgustaWestland AW139 chopper with the registration number 5N-EAA, was suspended from flying about two weeks ago, according to The Sunday Punch’s investigation.
The NCAA supposedly enforced the suspension because some of the chopper’s papers and spare parts had expired.
The agency plans to perform critical safety checks on the aircraft’s components, including certain spare parts that are due for replacement, according to the publication.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has taken steps to prevent terrorists from attacking any of the country’s airports.
The level of security at Abuja, Lagos, Kano, and other selected airports has also been increased in response to the security attack, according to The Punch.
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.