Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that the industry is adequately prepared for the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) which is to take place in the first quarter of 2022.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the League of Aviation and Airport Correspondents (LAAC) training, at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, the Director General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, who was represented by the Assistant General Manager of Air Transport Regulation, Kaduna Regional Office, Mr. Lulufa Vongtau, said Nigeria would excel again after the audit because of its proactiveness and existing regime of robust regulations and over eight years of zero accident in commercial flight operation.
He then appealed to all stakeholders, including the media to join hands with NCAA to ensure a successful audit.
“All your reports are very sensitive. So let us eschew sensationalism capable of putting the nation in a bad light. I will advise anyone to endeavour to verify and confirm his/her stories before publishing, if in doubt. It is my view that your watchdog role plays a very important part in fostering stability in the industry.
“These balancing, developmental and promotional stories are the hallmark of a burgeoning aviation industry like ours. Let us present our aviation industry as the most improved that it is. There is no doubt that there is increased confidence in the sector as new airlines are coming in and existing operators are expanding their routes.”