Thursday, November 16, 2017


The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has conducted a high-level workshop on Global Air Navigation Plan for Chief Executive Officers of all aviation agencies in Nigeria.

The four-day workshop which has all aviation parastatals helmsmen present was held at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Headquarters Annex Conference Hall.

The workshop is divided into strategic and tactical levels for top management and middle management is to provide framework for harmonization of various air navigation services, procedures and enhancement of global interoperability of systems and data.

The opening speech was delivered by Director General of NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman on behalf of the Honourable Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.

 According to DG, great expectations had been placed on the outcome of this forum considering the high level participation of Chief Executive Officers. Similarly, all Executive Directors from major stakeholder agencies that are responsible for both air navigation planning and implementation are present.

The NCAA helmsman canvassed development and implementation of short, medium and long term plans in line with global and regional air navigation plans. This will enable us achieve demand and capacity balancing within an acceptable level of safety performance. This is in line with the ICAO’s projection and International Air Transport Association (IATA) of global traffic volume (15 years seasonal growth). 

Captain Usman called for active participation, interaction and brainstorming towards evolution of suitable strategy for the development and implementation of an all-inclusive national air navigation plan.

He also thanked high caliber of ICAO delegation led by Mr. Patrick Stephen Creamer, (Director of Air Navigation Bureau), together with delegations from ICAO West and Central (WACAF) Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal led by the Deputy Regional Director, Mr. Prosper Zo’o Minto’o and Nigerian Representative on ICAO Council ,Capt.Nuhu Musa.

Others are Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, MD Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt.Fola Akinkuotu, Accident investigation Bureau (AIB) Commissioner, Engr. Akin Olateru, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) DG, Prof.Sani Abubakar Mashi, Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Capt. Abdulsalam Mohammed.



Sam Adurogboye

GM, Public Relations