Government allays fear as Air Force commences night flying

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

Lagos State Government has advised Nigerians not to panic as the Nigerian Air Force commences night flying training exercise in the state on Monday night.
The State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, disclosed that the exercise would run for six days between 7 and 11pm local time on a daily basis.
Mr Ayorinde said the training exercise would involve the usage of the C-130 Hercules Aircraft by the Nigerian Air Force and the 201 Heavy Airlift Group.
He explained that the C-130 Hercules Air craft will fly very low in some locations across the State, but assured that residents should not panic as all precautionary and safety measures have been put in place.

No cause for alarm
He assured that residents should go about their normal duties, as the exercise is to be conducted with a very insignificant discomfort.
“The only unusualness of the exercise is the low flying nature of the air craft and the increase in noise level which will be noticed during the six days exercise, only along the training routes,” Ayorinde added.