The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has said that in compliance with the directive of the Federal Government it has since relocated its Corporate Headquarters to the nation’s Federal Capital, Abuja to encourage other agencies to relocate .
A statement issued by the General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, said that the agency, as the regulator, was in fact the first to comply with the directive as a way of encouraging others to follow suit.
Recalled that the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika had in a memo dated May 4,2020 to all the agencies given an ultimatum for the relocation.
Adurogboye stated that NCAA’s relocation, which was swift and seamless, had seen all its top management staff including the Director General, Directors and other critical members of staff moved to Abuja.
He explained that the importance of the movement is to enhance and facilitate the seamless interface on critical policy issues between the agency and the parent ministry, the Ministry of Aviation.
He added that it is especially intended to bridge the gap between the agency, the Ministry and other critical organs of the Federal Government in reaching decisions in real time by eliminating the bottlenecks usually associated with coordination of activities and efforts within and between large organizations, the results of which have already become manifest.
The NCAA spokesman said that there is no denying the fact that this exercise has come with the attendant challenges, especially to staff, adding that the authority has however been able to address the concerns in such a way that the relocation has been made seamless as possible.
He enjoined the general public to henceforth, address all correspondences to its Corporate Headquarters situated at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
NCAA, he said regrets the inconvenience this relocation may have caused its customers, especially the general public, stakeholders and all those it serve.
He assured that NCAA would do its best to serve them better in line with its mandate to ensure safer skies in Nigeria.