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Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Tolexander: 5:44am On Oct 08, 2013


Aviation Minister, Stella Odua, while addressing journalists regarding the withdrawal of Dana Airlines' operating license, described plane crashes as 'an act of God'.
“We do not pray for accidents but they are inevitable. But we will continue to do everything to ensure that we do not have accidents. But an accident is an act of God.

“Again, we do not speculate on the cause of accidents. Until they happen, you cannot say this is the cause or that is not the cause. But what is obvious and is the truth is that, in aviation, there are shared responsibilities, starting from the man that carries your luggage to the man that makes sure that your boarding pass is issued to you".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgJflD1nRXU&feature=player_embedded
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Tolexander: 5:57am On Oct 08, 2013
Minister of Aviation, Mrs.
Stella
Oduah, on Monday
described
accidents as God’s will that
are
inevitable.
when human beings are unable to understand what is happening and wanna shy away from their irresponsibilities, that is when they say 'it's God's will'

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by otokx(m): 6:25am On Oct 08, 2013
Apart from the time a foreign airline ran into cows in Port Harcourt; we can't remember any foreign airline crashing in Nigeria or having near misses in recent times. There is a problem with the agency in charge of inspecting local airlines in Nigeria. Stella Oduah should be alive to her responsibilities.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by seanet02: 6:29am On Oct 08, 2013
Baba nla Ku nonsense
Maybe she should lead the way by deliberately getting involved in an accident and thereafter claiming it is inevitable

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by geeez: 6:42am On Oct 08, 2013
When you put a woman who only knows about spas and necklaces in charge of flying machines, you will get disgusting comments like these

Anyway I'm not surprised, didn't her principal once say that terrorism is a global phenomenon and that it is perhaps Nigeria's turn?

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Burger01(m): 6:53am On Oct 08, 2013
Inevitable Air Accident, right? Well, not for me in Jesus name. As inevitable as it is then you and your family must have a portion of this inevitable air accidents. Can't imagine this is coming from a minister of Aviation. She should be more concerned about how to build a strong aviation system in Nigeria and thereby reducing the inevitability of air accidents. Who doesn't know that death is inevitable but must air accidents be inevitable I see a level of low competency and professional misconduct from this low ebb minister. Abeg who made this mofo a minister She should be a minister in her kitchen cabinet.

sad

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by passion007: 6:59am On Oct 08, 2013
Tolexander:
Ignorant people on this thread.
First, you should learn not to quote people out of context.
She clearly continued in the very next sentence:

She said notwithstanding this
reality, the Federal Government
would continue to ensure there
were no accidents.


Since you must be spoon-fed, let me explain it to you.
The Titanic, in its heyday, represented the best maritime technology could innovate, so much so that it's motto was "Not even God can sink it"
It capsized, eventually, as we know.

Kindly desist from painting Odua as insensitive.
More importantly, do not quote people out of context.

RIP to the victims of the accident once again.
.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by passion007: 7:02am On Oct 08, 2013
Double post
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Wsdm: 7:04am On Oct 08, 2013
otokx: Apart from the time a foreign airline ran into cows in Port Harcourt; we can't remember any foreign airline crashing in Nigeria or having near misses in recent times. There is a problem with the agency in charge of inspecting local airlines in Nigeria. Stella Oduah should be alive to her responsibilities.
...Instead of attributing their failure to God and others.
The president also said after expending more than a quarter of our annual budget on security; " bombing is what we must Learn to live with".
When are all these people going to accept simple responsibility for their failure? It is as if the only responsibility they know is selves enrichment. Very shameless!

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by passion007: 7:06am On Oct 08, 2013
Tolexander:
Ignorant people on this thread.
First, you should learn not to quote people out of context.
She clearly continued in the very next sentence:

She said notwithstanding this
reality, the Federal Government
would continue to ensure there
were no accidents.


Since you must be spoon-fed, let me explain it to you.
The Titanic, in its heyday, represented the best maritime technology could innovate, so much so that it's motto was "Not even God can sink it"
It capsized, eventually, as we know.

Kindly desist from painting Odua as insensitive.
More importantly, do not quote people out of context, it makes you look like a commentator without sense.

Plus, look further down in your article and hear her own words. The author did a partisan job at paraphrasing.

RIP to the victims of the accident once again.
.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Nobody: 7:22am On Oct 08, 2013
It was a slip of tongue. She shouldn't have said accidents are inevitable. She later tried to make up for that error by saying "the Federal Government
would continue to ensure there
were no accidents".

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Tolexander: 7:27am On Oct 08, 2013
passion007:
Ignorant people on this thread.
First, you should learn not to quote people out of context.
She clearly continued in the very next sentence:

She said notwithstanding this
reality, the Federal Government
would continue to ensure there
were no accidents.


Since you must be spoon-fed, let me explain it to you.
The Titanic, in its heyday, represented the best maritime technology could innovate, so much so that it's motto was "Not even God can sink it"
It capsized, eventually, as we know.

Kindly desist from painting Odua as insensitive.
More importantly, do not quote people out of context, it makes you look like a commentator without sense.

RIP to the victims of the accident once again.
.
ignoramus on troll!
To start with, why would she say the 'accident is God's will' in the first place? Of what use is God if his wish is evil(accident)?

Boy, it is illogically irrelevant, to bring an early 20th century technology to late 20th century-early 21st century for comparison.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by SterlingTowers(m): 7:32am On Oct 08, 2013
passion007:
Ignorant people on this thread.
First, you should learn not to quote people out of context.
She clearly continued in the very next sentence:

She said notwithstanding this
reality, the Federal Government
would continue to ensure there
were no accidents.


Since you must be spoon-fed, let me explain it to you.
The Titanic, in its heyday, represented the best maritime technology could innovate, so much so that it's motto was "Not even God can sink it"
It capsized, eventually, as we know.

Kindly desist from painting Odua as insensitive.
More importantly, do not quote people out of context.

RIP to the victims of the accident once again.
.

Your argument is non sequitur, how can it be inevitable yet government want to forestall the inevitability. The minister is just trying to hide under force majeure defence which can never fly. It is even infantile trying to defend herself before the allegation is even made. This madam minister should just throw in the tower and let competent people come on board. Can you imagine telling people accident is a must in nigeria airspace, this will scare off the whole world. Almost tempted to call her corn for brain.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Aedesmuskeeto: 7:59am On Oct 08, 2013
Sincere 9gerian: It was a slip of tongue. She shouldn't have said accidents are inevitable. She later tried to make up for that error by saying "the Federal Government
would continue to ensure there
were no accidents".
^^
he he he he he... I laugh...

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by dridowu: 8:05am On Oct 08, 2013
Meaning what ? Ds woman must be high on opa eyin for saying such rubbish
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Coldfaya(m): 8:07am On Oct 08, 2013
Our public officials and their careless utterances tho. Wait till u loose 2-3 of ur kids or loved ones let's see if u wouldn't put in more efforts.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by passion007: 8:40am On Oct 08, 2013
Tolexander: ignoramus on troll!
To start with, why would she say the 'accident is God's will' in the first place? Of what use is God if his wish is evil(accident)?

Boy, it is illogically irrelevant, to bring an early 20th century technology to late 20th century-early 21st century for comparison.
To start with, what you have in quotes up there is Orisun editor's understanding of what the Minister said. She said accidents are an act of God (a phrase that refers to the occurrence of accidents despite preparedness) or a force majeure as Sterling pointed out, not that an accident is God's will (which is different and sounds crazy).

@Sterling:
I can't argue with that.
Her logic is skewed, no doubt.
The sequence makes it appear so.
It sounds safer that FG attempts to avoid accidents at all costs, yet recognizes their influence may not be completely effective aka that acts of God could topple their plans

I had to address Tolexander who is keen on making her appear insensitive.

Finally, we don't even have any evidence this accident was due to human error, so let's wait for the results of the inquiry before doling out blame.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by taharqa: 9:01am On Oct 08, 2013
Tolexander: ignoramus on troll!
To start with, why would she say the 'accident is God's will' in the first place? Of what use is God if his wish is evil(accident)?

Boy, it is illogically irrelevant, to bring an early 20th century technology to late 20th century-early 21st century for comparison.
So that was d only part of what she said that you saw?? Did you also read what she said about ICAO certifying Nigeria's Airspace as 65% safe, more than d global average and 12th Safest jurisdiction in d world?........ Yea agreed, her saying that Accidents were inevitable is pretty insensitive, esp to d loved ones of d victims of these mishaps. True, but Insensitive. And she shld be far less careless in making her point next time in such sensitive matters: which was that Accidents occur even in d Safest environment in d world

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Nobody: 9:03am On Oct 08, 2013
Sincere 9gerian: It was a slip of tongue. She shouldn't have said accidents are inevitable. She later tried to make up for that error by saying "the Federal Government
would continue to ensure there
were no accidents".
I'm not surprised at you saying it was a sleep of tongue. I should known when you didn't post this, as you are known for posting threads on the renovation of airports.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Nobody: 9:10am On Oct 08, 2013
taharqa: So that was d only part of what she said that you saw?? Did you also read what she said about ICAO certifying Nigeria's Airspace as 65% safe, more than d global average and 12th Safest jurisdiction in d world?........ Though agreed, her saying that Accidents were inevitable is pretty insensitive, esp to d loved ones of d victims of these mishaps. True, but Insensitive. And she shld be far less careless in making her point next time in such sensitive matters: which was that Accidents occur even in d Safest environment in d world
ICAO may certify Nigerian airspace as being the safest in Africa, but we Nigerians know that with what is on ground our airspace is far from it. It was this same lie we peddle even after our plane crashed in a Ghanaian airport. We've had enough of foreign agencies giving us false claim about our country. Was it not another foreign body, World Bank/IMF with their agent, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that tell us our economy is doing well when in reality it is nose diving?

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Kx: 9:34am On Oct 08, 2013
To think that a one time Minister of Aviation's dead body was invovled in an air crash that killed not less than 14,
and the current Minister of Aviation is rapping that air crash is inevitable and an act of God is ridiculous.

How I wish we can read Agagu's comments after plane crashes while he was the Aviation Minister for this current minister
to learn and know that tommorrow is pregnant and that we should be careful about what we say especially to those that are mourning.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by kingbang: 9:38am On Oct 08, 2013
Tolexander: ignoramus on troll!
To start with, why would she say the 'accident is God's will' in the first place? Of what use is God if his wish is evil(accident)?

Boy, it is illogically irrelevant, to bring an early 20th century technology to late 20th century-early 21st century for comparison.

Haven't you heard the saying that God's ways are not that of man's? God can use such accidents to teach some lessons or achieve something. Anyway, this is not an excuse for not sanitizing our Aviation sector.
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by AlfaSeltzer(m): 9:38am On Oct 08, 2013
But who hired god to pilot a plane?

god can write on stones, impregnate virgins and stuff but when it comes to technology he's useless. Let this be a lesson for other airline companies. Hire trained pilots instead of god.

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by bichikay(m): 9:39am On Oct 08, 2013
I cant get what she is saying!
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Kachi188(m): 9:40am On Oct 08, 2013
She never actually used the word "inevitable", τ̣̣ђat's Ђσω the editor chose to caption it. She called it an "act of God" which connote a situation τ̣̣ђat iڰ out of human hands, aπϑ beyond our control. Let's wait for the preliminary report to come in before we start condemning her. The plane was old aπϑ rickety which could be a factor, but we've also seen brand new vehicles run into trouble even on their first trip.
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by RedLight1: 9:40am On Oct 08, 2013
there we go again... put everything on God, & their inability to do the right thing

God love killing people in plane crashes and road accidents

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Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by eluquenson(m): 9:40am On Oct 08, 2013
This woman is a bad creature, we all know that everything happens under the knowledge of God, but there are some calculated risk which can be averted, she's just a Wolf under a Sheep clothing
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by dridowu: 9:40am On Oct 08, 2013
Baba Nla Nonsense
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by demelza: 9:41am On Oct 08, 2013
I am not surprised, our leaders are known for spouting such gaffes.
If the president could call on God to aid us with boko haram, why not she?
What is sauce for Jona is also sauce for Stella.
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by Lilimax(f): 9:41am On Oct 08, 2013
Totally Clueless
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by wellmax(m): 9:42am On Oct 08, 2013
What else do you expect ...SMH
Re: Stella Oduah - Crash Is An Act Of God (Viceo) by lukaino(m): 9:43am On Oct 08, 2013
Such a comment coming from an Honorable minister of the federal republic of Nigeria clearly goes to show how much knowledge she has on the job thrown at her laps. It also shows her mindset, endorsing accidents while doing too little or nothing to prevent their occurrence since" they are acts of God". Those still flying within this country are obviously on their own.

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