SUPER DIGNITARIES AFTER A SESSION AT 7TH AFI AVIATION WEEK, ABUJA
The Federal Ministry of Aviation (FMA) in conjunction with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will be hosting the Directors General of Civil Aviation Authorities, Aviation Safety and Security Representatives, Aviation Experts of African-Indian Ocean (AFI) Region Member States, and other Representatives and experts from International/ Regional Organizations.
It is certainly a season of recognition and honour for hard work to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority [NCAA] and its helmsman, Capt Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the Director General was yet again honoured with series of awards by Air Transport Quarterly magazine at its second edition “Industry Award 2021’’ held on Thursday 10th of December in Lagos.
It was Raymond Albert Croc of McDonald fame that says, “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get". As a corollary, Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu did not become Director General of Nigeria's apex regulatory authority by a stroke of luck rather his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari was a fitting tribute to a stellar aviation career spanning over 36 years; beginning in 1984 as co-pilot B737 at the defunct Nigeria Airways. Among others he was in the Presidential Air Fleet for 16 nourishing years, with a total flight time of 12,000 hours+ and Plc Jet Multi-Engine of 9,000 hour+.
A rare breed Engr. Isiaka Kayode Ajiboye is a man who cannot be excused from any compendium on distinguished public servants of his time. His intelligence, integrity and industry have been his greatest assets. There is no other quality as essential to success of any kinds as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes anything everything. That sterling quality Engr. Kayode Isiaka Ajiboye Director, Airworthiness Standards (DAWS) sufficiently possesses. He is also an iconic example of a self-made man in the mold of Benjamin Franklin. They set a course for greatness and proceeded to work without rest until their goals became a reality. It was like a hen coming home to roost when on 2nd September, 2020 he was meritoriously appointed as the superintendent of the new-look Directorate of Air Worthiness Standards (DAWS). No other anthem resonates among staffers than it is an appointment well deserved and well earned.
Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu has advocated urgent need for airports, airlines, government agencies and other stakeholders in the industry to support, inculcate and propagate culture of security and human capability for deterring, detecting and preventing unlawful acts against civil aviation.
PREAMBLE Catering Service providers have been identified by the Authority as one of the key service providers to airlines that are required to put in place COVID-19 risk management measures to assure the travelling public that catering products (meals, snacks etc) served on board flights are not a potential sources of COVID-19 infection.
The Management and staff of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recently rolled out drums of celebration for Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, helmsman of the regulatory agency as he added another year. The Director General, who clocked 57 on the 28th April, 2021 was looking radiant and cheerful as he received senior management team and other members of staff in his Abuja office.
Following the declaration of Year 2021 as the Year of Security Culture (YOSC) by ICAO, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) wishes to bring to the attention of all airports, airlines and relevant aviation stakeholders the need to raise the bar in the effective implementation of aviation security measures in the aviation industry in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has conducted International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Basic Standard Training Programme (STP 123) for eight (8) new officers. The Basic STP 123 is a standardized training package developed by ICAO for the aviation industry and endorsed by the contracting states to meet the industry's security needs at the basic security operations level.
Contrary to notion expressed in some quarters that the apex regulatory body, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is irretrievably tied to the apron strings of the supervising Ministry of Aviation, both bodies synergise to enhance growth and development of Nigeria's air transport industry.
We, Ministers responsible for air transport from West African States, neighbouring Central African States as well as from the Diaspora held a High-Level Ministerial meeting on Enhancing Air Transport Connectivity and Growth in West Africa on 18 March 2021, at the kind invitation of the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Nigeria in cooperation with the International Partners for Aviation Development, Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS).
It is an honour to inform you that the Federal Ministry of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in collaboration with the International Partners for Aviation Development ,Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS) is organizing a virtual conference of Ministers responsible for Air Transport in the West African from 17 to 18 March 2021 on the theme: Air Transport Connectivity and Growth in West African.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in compliance with the directive of the Federal Government has since relocated its Corporate Headquarters to the nation’s Federal Capital, Abuja. The Agency, as the Regulator, was in fact the first to comply with the directive as a way of encouraging others to follow suit.
The Authority has receive request in relation to the impact on calendar time intervals or deferral of calendar time intervals on base scheduled maintenance tasks as a result of aircraft storage or inability to access NCAA Approve Maintenance Organizations caused by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Federal Government on Monday 27th April 2020 announced the gradual phasing and controlled easing of the country’s lockdown especially in Ogun, Lagos and Abuja from the 4th May 2020. Following this announcement, it is important for the Civil Aviation Authority to start the process of getting the industry ready for an organized, safe, secure and efficient restart of flight operations when the nation’s airspace is reopened for business.
Celebration bells jingle for Nigeria’s apex aviation regulatory agency, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). It has been 20 wholesome years of acting as the “general overseer”, “watchdog”, “police”, “security” “and “referee” of the entire air transportation in line with global best practice.