AFCAC Discusses Member States’ Collaboration On ICAO Audit, Commends Nigeria

Members of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), which comprised the continent’s Civil Aviation Authorities’ Directors-General during their meeting this week in Dakar, Senegal, discussed extensively about states assisting other states during audits and Nigeria was commended for assisting Sierra Leone.
Speaking to aviation journalists in a zoom meeting after the meeting, the Director-General, Civil Aviation (DGCA), Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu who disclosed this said “during that meeting, I received verbal requests from about three countries that needed Nigeria’s assistance and we are ready to assist them when they write officially. We can assist the way we can as a country.”
He said 34 out of 52 Directors General attended the meeting while others sent representatives because they were not able to attend. “We went to discuss actual civil aviation in Africa like sustainable fuel, which is coming up in Dubai in a few months. We talked about environment, safety vis-à-vis the Abuja Safety Target, actual secretariat of AFCAC and their finances and their programmes. It was a good action. Soon, AFCAC is going to send some questionnaires to the African CAAs so that we know what the issues are and the current actions they are taking,” he said.
“We are putting our resources together to see how we can assist one and other under the guidance of AFCAC. All what we do in AFCAC have the blessings of Ministerial meetings and Head of States meeting. We are waiting for feedback from AFCAC secretariat. The AFAC Secretary General who is a Nigerian, Adefunke Adeyemi is doing a lot to position AFCAC well,” he added.

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Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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