What FAAN Will Do With Results Of ICAO Security Audit, By Kuku

What FAAN Will Do With Results Of ICAO Security Audit, By Kuku

The Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN), Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku says FAAN would use the results of the audit as a roadmap for continuous improvement in the services it renders to airport users and stakeholders, urging all stakeholders to collaborate closely, share best practices, and remain vigilant in upholding the highest standards of security in the Nigerian aviation industry.

A statement signed by Obiageli Orah, FAAN’s Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection says “the just concluded International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Security Audit Programme, the continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA) of Nigeria was a Success” and that Mrs. Kuku disclosed this intention at the Audit Debrief by the Team Lead, Callum Vine, on Friday 22nd March at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Headquarters in the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. She thanked all government agencies, security bodies, government institutions, and heads of aviation agencies for their contributions to this incredible achievement.

The statement further reads: “The objective of the USAP-CMA is to promote global aviation security through continuous auditing and monitoring of Member States’ aviation security performance, to enhance their aviation security compliance and oversight capabilities, by regularly and continuously obtaining and analyzing data on Member States’ aviation security performance, including the level of implementation of the critical elements of an aviation security oversight system and the degree of compliance with the Standards of Annex 17 — Security and the relevant security-related Standards of Annex 9— Facilitation, as well as associated procedures, guidance material, and security-related practices.”

“According to Mr. Vine, Nigeria scored very well in most of the key indicators and he praised the country for having very robust policies and agencies with clear mandates on airport security. He also acknowledged the speed with which the personnel dealt with identified deficiencies without complaints. He explained that the full report of the audit would be made available to Nigeria by ICAO within 60 days, after which there will be 30 days for the country to make comments. He also added that after this, the country will be expected to file its plan to meet compliance with the organization.”

In attendance at the debrief were the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, who represented the Honourable Minister, and the Acting Director General, Nigeria Civil Aviation (NCAA), Capt. Chris Najomo.

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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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