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FAAN Declares Readiness as NCAA to Certify Five Int’l Airports

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  (L-r): Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, managing director; Nigeria Airspace Management Agency; Engr. Akin Olateru, commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB); Capt. Muktar Usman, director general, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Capt. Musa Nuhu, 2nd vice president, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); Dr Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliyu, president, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); Sen. Hadi Sirika, minister of State for Aviation; Ms. Iyabo O. Sosina, secretary general, African C
(L-r): Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, managing director; Nigeria Airspace Management Agency; Engr. Akin Olateru, commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB); Capt. Muktar Usman, director general, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Capt. Musa Nuhu, 2nd vice president, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); Dr Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliyu, president, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); Sen. Hadi Sirika, minister of State for Aviation; Ms. Iyabo O. Sosina, secretary general, African Civil Aviation Commission; Engr. Saleh Dunoma, managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN); Capt Muhammed Abdulsalam, rector, Nigerian College of Aviation and Technology (NCAT); Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi, director general, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), during a recent aviation stakeholders’ meeting.

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has re-stated its readiness for the certification of major airports in the nation by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)

According to a statement released at the Authority's Headquarters in Lagos, and endorsed by Yakubu Henrietta (Mrs.), acting general manager, Corporate Affairs, five major international airports viz Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu have been slated for certification in quick succession.

FAAN stated that pending gaps have been closed already and safety has been our driving force all through the preparatory stage. The Murtala Muhammed International Airport will be the first in line for certification, while Abuja will follow and the other three will also follow.

Expressing confidence that the airports will come out in flying colours, the Authority noted that the successful completion of this process will drastically reduce the high cost of insurance and also place the airports in good pedestal, while also ensuring effectiveness and efficiency.

 

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