DG NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu Bags OSHAssociation UK Fellowship ….. AS NCAA BECOMES A CORPORATE MEMBER image

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.

The conferment ceremony took place at the NCAA Corporate Headquarters in Abuja on 22nd February, 2022.

In his opening speech, the Regional President of OSHAssociation, His Royal Highness, Dr. Olusegun Aderemi said that the investiture of NCAA helmsman as a fellow and admission of the Authority as a corporate member will play a catalyst in accelerating NCAA to align her oversight operations and surveillance activities with international best practices in Safety, Health and Environment as they relate to the aviation sector in Nigeria.

Dr. Aderemi gave assurances that NCAA is now in a vantage position to get maximum support from the Association being a corporate member. According to him, the Association can now deploy its foreign technical expertise for the training of NCAA staff, the inspection and subsequent audit of the Authority's facilities. This is in addition to engaging in other requisite retainership programmes to further enable NCAA maintain high level standards in the aviation industry.

While delivering his keynote address, Prof Rabiu Magaji expressed his delight with the collaboration between NCAA and OSHAssociation, expressing firm belief that the partnership will enable OSHAssociation key in some of its objectives into NCAA programmes.

On a similar note, the chairman, Council of Fellows, Dr. Dalhatu Ahmed stated that safety is everybody's business most importantly in the aviation sector.

Therefore, he emphasized the importance of the relationship established with the NCAA as the regulator of the industry which will not only add value by upgrading knowledge and expanding the scope of the association and the aviation industry but also Nigeria at large.

In his acceptance speech, the Director General of the Association, Capt. Musa Nuhu thanked the Association for finding him and NCAA worthy of the conferment.

According to the DG, safety and security of flight operations in and out the Nigerian airspace is NCAA oversight responsibilities and as such, will stop at nothing to ensure aviation safety, economic regulations and passenger-friendly services in Nigeria.

While acknowledging some of the big responsibilities which NCAA shoulders and the challenges faced with by personnel in the course of duty, Capt. Musa Nuhu promised to be an ardent advocate of safety. He also expressed hopes that NCAA's collaboration with OSHAssociation will go a long way dealing with such personal, health or psychological issues so identified.

In his vote of thanks, the Director of Human Resources & Administration (DHR&A), Mr. Adamu Wakili assured OSHAssociation of effective and efficient partnership in the aviation sector.

The highpoint of the ceremony was the  conferment in the presence of the chairman, Council of Fellows, Dr. Dalhatu Mohammed Ahmed; the Regional Administrator, Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka; and Prof. Rabiu  Magaji, a fellow of the Association among other members of the team.

Apart from the visiting officials of OSHAssociation, also in attendance for the landmark event were NCAA top management officials including Director of Finance & Account (DFA), Hajia Bilkis Adamu Sani; Director of Aerodrome & Airspace Standards (DAAS), Engr. Muhammed Odunowo; Director of Air Worthiness Standards (DAWS), Engr. Kayode Ajiboye; and Director of Operation, Licensing & Training Standards (DOLTS), Capt. Elisha Bahago.

Others are Director of Human Resources & Administration (DHR&A), Alh. Adamu Wakil; Director of Air Transport Regulation (DATR), Capt. Chris Najomo; NCAA Legal Adviser, Barr. Emmanuel Chukwuma; General Manager (Accounts), Mr. Nathaniel Kainjo; and General Manager (Human Resources), Mr. Shok Jok.

The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) is an international professional organisation with the aim of promoting safety in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) globally.