Nigeria has enjoyed safe commercial flights in the last eight years- NCAA Boss
The Director-General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) Captain Musa Nuhu says Nigeria has witnessed zero accidents in its commercial flight operation within the last eight years.
He said this was made possible by robust regulations and exposing air personnel to appropriate training all over the world to enhance their competence and maintain international best practices.
The Director-General made the statement at the opening ceremony of the League of Aviation and Airport Correspondents (LAAC) training at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria on Monday.
Nuhu, who assured Nigerians on the safety of airlines, said the recent developmental growth has increased the confidence of players in the sector as new airlines are coming in and existing operators are expanding their frontiers.
He used the opportunity to inform participants that the industry is fully ready for the commencement of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) slated for the first quarter of 2022.
The Civil Aviation boss hinted that Nigeria was fully prepared for the Continuous Monitoring Approach exercise, (CMA), which includes ensuring that the country abides by the global body’s recommended standard practices, having adequate technical personnel, and efficiently regulating the industry to ensure compliance air safety.
The Director-General also used the opportunity to draw the attention of the media on the importance of using their primary function to foster stability in the industry, advised them to always confirm the source of their stories and refer to the industries authorities when in doubt.