Nigeria ready for aviation safety audit, says Keyamo


The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, on Wednesday, reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to civil aviation safety and achieving safety standards in the aviation industry.

Keyamo gave the assurance when he met with the visiting team of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Abuja, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Tunde Moshood.

The ICAO team’s visit is precipitated on the much-awaited audit of the nation’s airports and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme.

Addressing the ICAO team, Keyamo said the Federal Government had spared no effort in preparing for the audit.

He said. “Nigeria is fully aware that ensuring safe, secure, efficient and environmentally-friendly civil aviation system, with modern and adequate infrastructure require adequately funded autonomous Civil Aviation Authority and an Independent National Safety Investigation Bureau, together with well-established aviation service providers

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