2016 AUDIT: ICAO Six Man Forerunner Technical Team Concludes Assignment

Ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) slated for March, 2016, a six-man team from the world body that arrived Nigeria on a technical assistance has concluded its assignment.
The visiting ICAO Assistant Team was in the country for close to two weeks to offer necessary assistance to the Nigeria state in its preparation towards the next year’s USOAP.
The six man ICAO team conclusion of its assignment was disclosed by the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye
Adurogboye explained that there was a debriefing session with all the stakeholders namely the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria [FAAN], Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at NCAA’s conference room at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA),Lagos.
He further explained that the ICAO team leader, Mr John Gratton, at the occasion acknowledged the standardisation of NCAA’s Safety Roadmap which he described as foremost in Africa.
He commended the other aviation sister agencies for the overall contribution to safety and security in Nigeria and Africa, tasking stakeholders not to rest on their oars by quickly addressing all the identified deficiencies.
Responding the Director General of the NCAA Capt. Muhtar Usman assured that the authority would continue to carry out its oversight functions effectively at all times as a prerequisite for successful outing in the ICAO Audit, promising that all open items would be addressed promptly.
He further assured the team that all the basic guidelines given would be religiously followed by all stakeholders.
Members of the ICAO delegation includes: the Team Leader, Mr John Gratton, Mrs Naomi Mwaugi and Mr Ben Hallberg.
Others are Mrs Kristian Dores, Mr. Michael (Mickey) Mcdonald and Mr. Tahir Hussain Siddiqui.
The Director of Operations and Training (DOT), Capt Abdullahi Sidi represented the DG at the stakeholders meetings.
The visiting ICAO Assistant Team was in the country for about two weeks to offer necessary assistance to the Nigeria state in its preparation towards the next year Universal Safety Audit.