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ICAO Commences Audit of Nigeria’s Avaition Safety Standards Today

A team of aviation safety auditors from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) arrived in Lagos, on Sunday May 31, yesterday to flag off the Universal Security Audit Programme on Nigeria from Monday, June 1.

The safety audit will run for about nine days and end on Tuesday, June 9.

The Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Mukthar Usman, said the team will assess at Nigeria’s regulatory framework and national civil aviation security systems, training of aviation security personnel, quality control functions, airport operations and aircraft and in-flight security.

Other areas the team will look at include: passenger and baggage security, cargo, catering and mail security, response to acts of unlawful interference and security aspects of facilitation.

“Thereafter, recommendations will be provided for contracting states to improve their security systems and oversight capabilities,” he said.

Usman listed the members of the team as: Karen Zadoyan, Steven Neu, Nuno Miguel Silva Ferreira Fortes and Wendy Mueller.

He added that the objective of the audit is to determine a country’s capability for security oversight by assessing the implementation of the critical elements of security oversight system.

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