The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has said an Arik flight was aborted on Friday morning due to a technical fault.
The authority said the flight was aborted just before take-off at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Following the incidence, the NCAA through its spokesperson, Sam Adurogboye, reassured Nigerians not to entertain any form of fear about the security of flight operations in the country.
Adurogboye noted that the flight was aborted on the runway due to a technical fault, giving assurance that the NCAA was on top of the situation.
He noted that it was the duty of NCAA to ensure that the passengers in the plane and other Nigerians “are taken to their destinations safely.
“Our engineers are there on ground 24 hours to rectify any fault because safety is paramount to us.
“Passengers are always in a hurry particularly in Nigeria; if a plane develops a fault, it must be certified alright before passengers can be allowed to continue on their journey.
“Everywhere in the world, a plane has to be certified okay before it can be allowed to fly. Therefore, we urge passengers to always be patience when it is necessary.”