Friday, December 14, 2018


As part of efforts to deepen capacity and professionalism in the critical service areas of air transport in Nigeria, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has strengthened collaboration with aviation agencies.

To this end, it has added five (5) delivery team to increase its collaborative capacity. These significant additions are in the areas of Air Transport Facilitation, Policy Regulation and Advocacy, Air Traffic Management, Finance and Distribution Services and Consumer Protection.

This development was disclosed during a courtesy call/meeting held by a 4-man IATA team led by Mr. Michael Burke, Regional Director, IATA Account Management (Africa & Middle East) with the management of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday, 12th December, 2018.

During the courtesy visit by Mr. Michael Burke who is visiting Nigeria and West Africa for the first time, he reeled out to the Director General his priorities for the region in year 2019.

He went further by exploring other areas of cooperation as according to him NCAA is an important stakeholder in aviation and for IATA in the region.

Each of the NCAA Directors in attendance took turns to enumerate areas of possible collaboration with IATA in view of the development.

In his response, Mr. Ahmed Sanusi the Director, Human Resources & Administration (DHR&A) who represented the Director General, Captain Muhtar Usman thanked IATA for the sustained working relationship so far and welcomed the new additions to areas of collaboration.

He closed the meeting by affirming that NCAA will continue to partner with IATA in the drive to bring development to global aviation. 


In the picture above from left, Mr. Fabrice Sahiri, IATA Relationship Manager (West & Central Africa); Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, NCAA Director of Consumer Protection; Mr. Elcuarkaous Yassim; Hajia Bilkisu Sanni, Director of Finance & Accounts; Mr. Ahmed Sanusi, rep. of the DG & DHRA; Mr. Michael Burke, IATA Regional Director, Account Management (Africa & Middle East);  Dr. Samson Fatokun, Head of Account Management (West & Central Africa); Group Captain Edem Oyo Ita, Director of Air Transport Regulation and Engr. Yakubu Mahmud, Technical Assistant to DG.