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FG approves restructuring of NCAA

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the restructuring of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, said the approval is to improve the safety oversight system of the country’s aviation industry.

Nuhu said the approved restructuring was aimed at repositioning the agency for effective and efficient service delivery.

He said this was also to entrench a robust safety oversight system in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards and recommended practices, NAN reports.

The Director-General added that the restructuring was to enable the regulatory body to resolve the current and emerging challenges facing the industry.

“The restructuring affects the following directorates, which are the major organs of the authority. It has been reduced from nine to six.

“The new and retained directorates are: the Airworthiness Standards (DAWS); Operations, Licencing and Training (DOLT); Air Transport Regulations (DATR; Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS).

“Others are: the Finance and Accounts (DFA) and the Directorate of Human Resources and Administration (DHR &A).

“On the other hand, the directorates of Consumer Protection and General Aviation have been phased out.

“While the former is merged with DATR, the latter is subsumed under the Directorate of Airworthiness Standards,” the statement read.

Nuhu said similarly, two new directors were appointed by the Government to manage DAWS and Operations, Licencing and Training (DOLT).

The newly appointed directors who are aviation professionals are Mr Kayode Ajiboye for DAWS and Capt. Elisha Bahago for DOLT.

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