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Bristow Helicopter Crash Forces Lawmakers To Adjourn Proceedings

News of crash of a Bristow helicopter in Lagos on Wednesday forced House of Representatives’ Committee on Aviation to adjourn its activities indefinitely.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee was conducting the defence of the 2016 budget by agencies and departments in the aviation sector when it ended the session abruptly.

Chairman of the committee, Rep. Nkiruka Onyejeocha (PDP-Abia) announced that the budget defence could not continue as a result of the crash.

According to her, there is no way this budget defence will continue when the aviation industry is currently hit by a helicopter crash.

“We are humans and it will be inhuman if we go ahead with the defence when we are yet to know the conditions of the passengers on board.

“We don’t know if the passengers are battling for survival or there are some casualties.

“For this reason, this session is adjourned sine die,” Onyejeocha said.

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