Air disasters in Nigeria have been attributed to corruption by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah. Kukah revealed this why speaking at Abuja during a memorial symposium and launch of a N500million for the 60 students of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja who lost their lives in the 2005 Sosoliso Air Crash in Port Harcourt. The launch was for the “60 Angels Memorial Staff Residence”
He revealed that the air disasters were because of bad governance and corruption as funds meant to be used for the development of the country were being embezzled
“What we are reaping is what the hand of fate has dealt us, namely, a tale of tragedy, misfortune and disaster which has come to be known as governance in Nigeria,”
“The tragedy with our situation is that we are unable to learn lessons because of the ‘C’ word – corruption” he said.
He also highlighted that power and transportation are the major factors used to squander the nation’s resources. He also warned that the aviation industry is driven by precision technology and the culture of ‘managing’ is one which must be left behind.