Wednesday, January 2, 2019


In the characteristic manner of ushering in a new year, the entire staff and management of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has prayed for safer skies in year 2019.

This supplication was contained in the first working day prayer session held today- Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Aviation House, Ikeja.

The annual prayer event was anchored by Directorate of Human Resources and Administration and Public Relations Department.

In the session which was interspersed with various soul-inspiring hymns has various prayer points offered by both Christian and Islamic faiths. Some of those prayer points were: Prayer for thanksgiving for NCAA and the Aviation Industry; Prayer of repentance and forgiveness of sins; and Prayer for the management of NCAA for God to continue to give them wisdom, knowledge and understanding to pilot the affairs of the organisation.

Others were Prayer against plane crash and accidents in the Aviation Industry; Prayer against security attack on the Aviation Industry; Prayer for good health of all staff and cancellation of any untimely death among us; Prayer for peace of the Nation, Nigeria; and Special prayer for those who are ill and for the families of our staff who passed on in the year 2018.

Goodwill messages were delivered by the labour unions to the staff. The union leaders used the opportunity to inform staffers of cancellation of the much publicised strike action scheduled for today. This is sequel to a reconciliatory meeting held with the management on Monday, December 31, 2018. Part of terms of agreement reached were management assurances of steady promotion and to follow up on the new Condition of Service.

Highlight of this year’s event was the goodwill message by the Director General, Capt. Muhtar Usman who was represented by the Director of Consumer Protection, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi.

While thanking staff for their contribution to the growth and development of the sector, the DG prayed for an accident-free 2019. He however pledged to give whatever is due to the staff.

Apart from the multitude of staff, also in attendance were Directors and General Managers. Prominent among those present was Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards, Engr. Mohammed Odunowo.

The General Managers present include Mr. Tony Meduoye (Corporate Affairs), Mrs. Modupe Oyerinde (Economic Regulation/Facilitation), Mr. Nathaniel Kainjo (Finance) and Mr. Jibayo Akinsipe (Accounts & Stores).

Others were Mr. Anthony Ayasal (Human Resources, Mr. Rotimi Arogunjo (Commercial & Statistics), Dr. Wilfred Haggai (Aeromedical Standards), Alhaji Ahmed Diyajo (Procurement) and Mr. Sam Adurogboye (Public Relations).