Rema Calls For Servicing Of Planes Before They Resume Flights
12 June 2020
By Cheloti Joshua
Youthful Nigerian singer and rapper Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, has called for the servicing of all planes before they are allowed to resume their flights.
In a post on his social media pages, the 'Dumebi' hit-maker further suggested that before the planes are allowed to start transporting people across various cities in Nigeria, they should first fly without passengers, as a test to ensure they are safe for the flights.
"Please service the planes before they fly again, take them to the air first before you put passengers on, 2020 told me that," Rema tweeted.
The singer who in 2019 signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records, was responding to a recent announcement by the Federal Government of Nigeria that domestic flights will resume starting June 21.
Following the emergence of the Coronavirus pandemic, local and international flights were suspended in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
However, with the easing of lockdown restrictions in Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has now allowed five airports to resume operations.
The five airports are Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (Kano), Sam Mbakwe Airport (Owerri) and Port Harcourt International Airport.
In response to Rema's request for the proper servicing of the planes, Air Peace Airline that has daily flights to major cities in Nigeria assured that they are putting in place necessary measures to ensure the flights are safe.
"Though grounded at the moment, we've scaled up technical maintenance and cabin refresh of our aircraft to keep them safe for the skies again. Looking forward to flying you all soon," tweeted Air Peace.
Rema who rose to prominence with the release of the song 'Iron Man' which appeared on Barack Obama's 2019 summer Playlist further noted that he was concerned with the safety of his fans who might use the planes ones the local flights resume.