FAA audit: NCAA allays fear, thanks Jonathan, stakeholders

From Suleiman Idris, Lagos

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA yesterday allays fear that the country could loss the United States Federal Aviation Administration US FAA Category One status.

A four man team from the American agency last Thursday completed a week long re-assessment tour of Nigeria aviation to ascertain its present state.

The reports, said to have been submitted to the FAA authority is expected to re-confirm Nigeria as one of the countries that enjoys the CAT 1 Status this weekend.

Acting Director – General of NCAA Engr. Benedict Adeyileka has also expressed appreciation to President Goodluck Jonathan for the support of the Presidency during the audit exercise.

Deputy General Manager, Media, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, in a statement said Adeyileka was full of praise for Supervising Minister of Aviation, Chief Samuel Ioraer Ortom and sister agencies and stakeholders.

While commending the NCAA staff, he acknowledged responsible reports by the media that were prevalent proceeding and during the re-certification and advocated for its sustenance.

Adeyileka said with the exemplary performance of the regulatory authority, Nigerians should be confident of a good report from the FAA.

“The whole exercise was to look at our books and operations to ensure the high standard parameters that gave us Category 1 are still subsisting.” He told reporters.

The acting DG assured Nigerians the industry has once again steps up safety procedures to entrenched a seamless safe, smooth and secured air transport industry.

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