ICAO Audit: Nigeria’s Daft Result Ready In 90 Days
…Excels As Audit Ends
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has said that the draft result of the just concluded Nigeria’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP), will be ready in 90 days.
This is just as the international civil aviation body once again authenticated the progress and development of aviation in Nigeria.
The Team Leader of the Auditors, Mr Jean-Claude Waffo made this known during the presentation of preliminary audit result at the closing meeting of the ICAO, USOAP.
According to the Mr. Waffo, “draft results will be produced 90 days after today’s presentation”.
“Thereafter, Nigeria is expected to produce a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) which will provide room for comments and observations within 45 days”. He added.
He said the final report is only to be expected and produced after 30 days of receipt and acknowledgement of comments.
A statement by the General Manager ,Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye said that he result clearly indicated that Nigeria has done excellently well according to the auditors.
He stated that the Team Leader of the Auditors, Mr Jean-Claude Waffo was joined by three team members to present their assessment of the aviation industry in Nigeria.
Each member, he said gave an individual assessment of all the delineated areas such as Legislation (LEG), Organisation (ORG), Accident and Incident Investigation (AIG), Air Navigational Services (ANS) and Aerodrome and Ground Aids (AGA).
Adurogboye added that during the presentation, the Team Leader and the members articulated all their systemic findings in the course of the 11-day USOAP Audit conducted on Nigeria.
He noted that while there were areas that were identified as open items that need to be closed, the auditors were unanimously very satisfied with the level of improvement in the aviation industry in Nigeria.
The auditors, he said were highly impressed with the stellar preparation for the audit by all concerned and claimed that this made the exercise a huge success.
The NCAA spokesman stated that the final report would be produced and sent to Canada for review and final assent and that this would be done only when comments on the draft report have been received from Nigeria.
The Auditors, he said commended the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman and all the Chief Executives of the aviation parastatals at the end of the presentation, adding that commendations were also extended to the Nigerian team that worked with the auditors during the audit.
Earlier, the NCAA DG in his opening remarks expressed his appreciation and acknowledged the demonstration of unparalleled dedication and the high sense of responsibility with which the auditors acquitted themselves during the audit.
He assured the auditors that all the open items would be closed forthwith and that this would be adequately communicated in the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to be forwarded by the authority as required.
According to him, “All the lessons learnt from this exercise will be used to enhance the development, safety and security of aviation not only in Nigeria but the whole of Africa”.
The Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma in his vote of thanks reiterated that all areas that require improvement would be expedited and adequately carried out.
Other Chief Executives present at the meeting were Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Dr. Felix Abali, Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Emmanuel Anasi and Directors from all the aviation parastatals.