The Senate Tuesday passed the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (Establishment) Bill 2021 following the consideration of a report by the Committee on Aviation.
The committee’s chairman, Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West), said the bill sought to provide an effective and institutional framework for the prevention, regulation and administration of safety investigation of transportation occurrences in Nigeria, and anywhere Nigerian interest is involved or the transportation vehicle is a Nigerian carrier.
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“Also, the purpose of the bill is to enable investigative activities and promote safety through the conduct of transparent, independent and objective investigations in all cases of accident involving any of the current mode of transport in the country,” Adeyemi said.
He noted that the bill’s passage and assent into law would, amongst others, facilitate quick investigation of accidents, create a much safer environment and reduce death rates across the country.