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Nigeria’s air accident investigator, AIB, affirms collaboration with the Air Force, NAF

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L-R: Group Capt. B. A. Usman, Military Commandant, Abuja Airport; Engr Akin Olateru, the Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer, Accident Investigation Bureau-Nigeria.

Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), in its drive to ensure sustainable cooperation with relevant authorities for safer airspace in Nigeria, has reiterated its commitment to maintaining partnership and institutional collaboration with the Nigerian Air force (NAF).

The Commissioner / Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru, who made this known while receiving the newly appointed Abuja Military Airport Commandant, Group Capt. B. A. Usman today at the Bureau’s Head Office in Abuja, stated that the NAF has the Bureau’s full support and cooperation in ensuring safer airspace in Nigeria.

Olateru disclosed that AIB-N, as a government agency, has a strong relationship with the NAF, which was sealed with a pact between the two government establishments.

“AIB-N cannot do it alone. A strong collaboration must exist among relevant agencies in order to ensure the continuous safety of the Nigerian air space,” the Commissioner said.

While soliciting for the Bureau’s support, Group Capt. Usman disclosed that his team are seeking ways to consolidate the existing synergy between the agencies to ensure maximum safety and security within and outside the airports’ environment.

The Commandant further urged the Bureau not to hesitate to call NAF in times of distress, assuring the Bureau of readiness of a rapid response at all times.

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