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.
Those officers issued Authorization stamps are Adeyelu Olajide, Bai Nanaboemi, Kingston Princewill, Sheidu Dada, Nwosu Uche Kenneth, Essien Andah, Yahaya Abubakar, Fadoju Olumide, Afagah Anthony, Olatoke Gbolahan, Wekpa Chinedu Nelson Nwaiwu, Uchenna Samuel, Agumagu Onyinyechi and Ukwu Boniface.
Others include Saburugha Diepreye, Shuaibu Jabiru, Abdullahi Sadiq, Abah Isaac, Yemaye Prewari, Okpara Desmond Chinaka Ibrahim Faisal Yunusa, Egapekpar Possible Azibaonn Bailiff, Umar Muhammad, Ita Oku Ekpeyong, Shuaib Oladimeji Ibrahim, Yohanna Patience, Yahaya Sani Ben Tukur, Serivie Igwele, Kasai Alexander and Mgbemele Chukwudi.
Speaking to the new inspectors, the Director advised them to show dedication to their duties which, according to him, will enable them go places in their career.
Engr. Ajiboye urged them to see their qualification as a call to service which could be a launch pad to their career progression having just successfully completed their On – Job – Training (OJT) under the Inspector Training System (ITS).
According to him, the content of the OJT is to suit procedures governing aircraft-type certification, validation and continuing airworthiness matters.
He emphasized that, as part of the human capital development, NCAA has imbibed frenetic culture of rigorous training, retraining and certification of the inspectors for the overall safety of the industry.
The proficient airworthiness inspector's certificates otherwise referred to as Authorization are in form of numbered stamps. Hence, as developmental inspectors, this certification qualifies them to perform certain tasks as detailed in the scope of authorization without supervision.
After receiving NCAA credentials, a new inspector normally continues training until he has completed requisite trainings in all five (5) mandatory courses that must be provided to all Flight Standards Group (FSG) inspectors.
Those present with the DAWS for the presentation of authorization stamps are General Manager, Aircraft Certification and Continued Airworthiness (ACCA), Engr. Victor Goyea, the Training Coordinator, Engr. Charles Ebitei (Deputy General Manager) and hordes of staff.