May 12, 2021

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NIGERIA’S CAA DEMANDS OPERATIONAL HARMONY FROM AVIATION PROFESSIONALS, STAKEHOLDERS

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LEFT: Capt Nuhu Musa, Director-General, NCAA, Engr Akin Olateru, Commissioner/CEO, AIB, representing Aviation Minister, Capt Hadi Sirika, Alh Adamu Abdullahi, Director, Consumer Protection, NCAA, Mr Matthew Pwajok, Director, NAMA, representing MD, NAMA, Capt Fola Akinkuotu, Dr Kingsley Igbokwe, representing, DG, NIMET, Prof Mansur Maltazu.

The Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt Nuhu Musa, has urged Pilots, Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, other aviation professionals and all stakeholders in the air transport sector of the national economy to, work harmoniously for the industry’s growth and development, and for it {the aviation industry} to contribute meaningfully to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP.


Capt Musa gave the charge as a Special Guest Of Honour, at the second edition of the joint forum of Pilots, Engineers and Air Traffic Controllers held at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, annexe, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.


He said training and retraining are among issues on his front burner, as they’re critical to the much-desired growth and development expected from the industry so, all concerned agencies and organizations should accord prime of place to retraining so that the entire workforce in any arm of the aviation supply chain, would conscientiously conform to the recommended standards and practices in their various duty posts.


Musa noted that while retraining is very important, the workforce commitment to hard work is equally critical in bringing to the fore the newly acquired knowledge and skills for the industry’s benefit


Capt Musa Nuhu, who was making his first public appearance as the DG of the regulatory body since he assumed office, appealed to all aviation professionals to be diligent in their service delivery as skills not properly dispensed benefits no one but the conscientious discharge of newly acquired skills and knowledge he said, are paramount in maintaining safe, secured and economically rewarding air transport sector of the national economy.


He commended the initiative of the associations, Nigeria Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA, and the National Association Of Aircraft Pilots And Engineers, NAAPE, for organizing such forum to stimulate critical evaluation of performance and identifying open items that need be closed and in whose purview lies the closing of such gaps

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