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Absence of serious air accidents in Nigeria is a fruit of concerted efforts – NCAA boss

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L- R: Managing Editor, African Leadership Magazine, Mr. Kennedy Okeke, Director-General of Nigerai Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, Hon Dee Dawkins-Hagler (ex-Chair, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus) and Hon. Laura-Hall (President-elect, National Black Caucus of State Legislators) during the award presentation in Abuja. 

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu who bagged the African Leadership Magazine Award of Excellence has stated that the absence of serious air incidents or accidents in the Nigerian airspace in the last few years was a fruit of the concerted efforts by the NCAA.

Capt. Musa stated this while receiving the African Leadership Magazine Award of Excellence presented to him by the Editor, African Leadership Magazine, Mr. Kingsley Okeke at the Corporate Headquarters of NCAA in Abuja last week.

Mr. Kingsley Okeke said Capt. Musa earned the meritorious award on account of his meritorious services for the growth and development of the aviation industry. “This became manifest when Capt. Musa was in the forefront to lead the processes leading to a gradual and strategic resumption of flights operation after it was shut down. It was a testimony of hard work combined with team spirit.

‘’When Nigeria opened her airports, a lot of countries had not done so. This made Nigeria a case study for countries looking for options on how to navigate their aviation business through the pandemic,’’ said Okeke.

While admitting that there were challenges to be surmounted, DG said NCAA had enjoyed huge support from stakeholders including the supervising Ministry of Aviation led by Sen. Hadi Sirika who assisted the Authority in navigating troubled coronavirus waters.

Captain Musa said the award would spur him and his team to work harder and promised that the authority would not relent in its mandate of providing air safety for passengers in Nigeria and indeed the entire continent of Africa.

 He thanked African Leadership Magazine for the award and dedicated the award to the entire management and staff of NCAA for the team spirit that led to these milestones.

The award presentation was witnessed by two prominent members of the United States Black Caucus, Hon Dee Dawkins-Hagler (ex-chair, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus) and Hon. Laura-Hall (President-elect, National Black Caucus of State Legislators).

Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Folayele Akinkuotu; NCAA Director of Air Transport Regulation (DATR), Grp. Capt. Edem Oyo-Ita (Rtd.); Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS), Engr. Tayyib Odunowo; and Director of Operations, Licensing and Training Standards (DOLTS), Capt. Elisha Bahago.

Others are General Manager (Public Relations), Mr. Sam Adurogboye; General Manager, Corporate Planning, Mr. Anthony Ayasal; and Regional Manager, NCAA Abuja Regional Office, Engr. Suleiman Akwuh. 

Ref: portnews.com.ng

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