The Regulator Volume Number 35
BACKGROUND : One of the most important topics in aviation safety is aircraft refueling safety procedures and precautions. It is the ground handling operations with the highest risk factor as compared to other operations. There have been many flight accidents in history caused by fuel contamination resulting in abnormal operations of aircraft engines Water, is a major contaminant amongst others.
I have the honour to inform all aviation stakeholders and the general public that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has concluded the rule -making process on the fourth amendment to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations which supersedes Nig.CARs 2015. The amended regulations to be cited as Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2023 (Nig.CARs 2023) is hereby published.
Three senior Managers of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have bowed out of service. They are Mr. Anthony Meduoye, General Manager, Service Compact -SERVICOM); Mr. Johnson Adekola, General Manager, Administration (Lagos Regional Office); and Barrister Benson Akinde, the Company Secretary.
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu has called for team spirit for the sustainability of aviation in Nigeria. The DGCA gave this charge at the second edition of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) National Aviation Conference (FNAC '23) with the theme “Sustainability of The Aviation Industry in Nigeria” held at International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Director, Public Affairs & Consumer Protection (DPA&CP), Capt. Chris Najomo having a handshake with the Director, Air Transport Regulation (DATR), Alhaji Olaniyi Saruku after the hand over ceremony in Abuja; with them is the General Manager, Public Affairs Department, Mr. Sam Adurogboye (L).
The Federal Government of Nigeria have affirmed its commitment to support any policies and programmes that would support and project the full implementation of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) in Nigeria. This remark was made by the Honourable Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, when the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) hosted the event in Abuja.
The Director General Aviation hereby invites you to a Stakeholders consultation in accordance with part 1.7 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations and the approved NCAA Rulemaking Process Policy and Procedure Manual to the review of comments received from aviation stakeholders on the Notice of Proposed Amendment to Nig.CARs 2015 on 12th February 2023 on NCAA website and Subsequently on local newspapers.
“When an organisation commits to succession planning, they are building a leadership pipeline that develops high-potential talents; keeping those team members invested and on track for future success with the organisation” – Jill Pioter. When Wakil Adamu was appointed as Director to head the Directorate of Human Resources and Administration, it was an appointment well deserved because of his sterling record in the administration of human and material resources.
Nigeria has been re-elected as a Part 2 member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council for another three-year term. Her re-election took place during the plenary session of the 41st General Assembly of ICAO with no fewer than 2,000 Ministers and other high ranking government officials from 167 States in attendance. The ten-day event held in Montreal, Canada between 27th September and 7th October, 2022 saw Nigeria garnering 149 votes to be elected for the 15th consecutive time. By inference, Engr. Mahmoud Sani Ben Tukur remains the face of Nigeria on the council for another three years.
Following the passing and signing into law of the Civil Aviation Act 2022, the Honourable Minister of Aviation has deemed it necessary to review the 2013 National Civil Aviation Policy to create a policy document for the sustainable growth and development of the aviation industry as part of the Aviation Roadmap. Please find attached a copy of the 2013 National Civil Aviation Policy.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday disclosed that its Fly2Green Nigeria initiative is strategic for the launch of the "Clean2Breathe Nigeria'' campaign to drive collective net-zero accountability and eco-citizens responsibility aimed at addressing environmental pollution and climate change.
To strengthen Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) safety oversight, 30 additional Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) have been presented with authorization stamps. The Director of Air Worthiness Standards (DAWS), Engr. Kayode Isiaka Ajiboye presented the stamps to the inspectors in brief but impressive ceremony at the NCAA Annex Conference Facility.
Standing L-R: NCAA DATR,Capt. Chris Najomo; Mr. Jean Philippe Morange of United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UNOCTED; NCAA DG, Capt. Musa Nuhu; Comptroller General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Alhaji Isa Idris Jere; Deputy Commissioner of Police Stanley Ude and another dignitary at the opening ceremony of the 2-day UN Counter Terrorism Travel Programme organized by United Nations Security Council Committee Executive Directorate (UNOCTED) held in Abuja, Nigeria.
The Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu played host to the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) at the Aviation ,NCAA Lagos Regional office, recently. The DG, while fielding questions from the Aviation journalists seized the forum to bare his mind on some critical issues and policy decisions taken to protect indigenous carriers and grow the Nigerian Aviation industry.
The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu has bagged United Kingdom fellowship of the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) Nigerian Region. This is just as the Authority became a corporate member in recognition of her outstanding dedication to occupational safety, health, security and environment.
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, Captain 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.
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 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).
Following series of incidents involving Azman Air Boeing 737 Aircraft, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 22.214.171.124 (A) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) 2015, suspended the operations of all the Boeing 737 Aircraft in the Fleet of Azman Air Services Limited, with effect from March 15, 2021.
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.