Nigeria scales ICAO security audit hurdle

Nigeria has recorded success in the just concluded International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Security Audit Programme the Continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA).

This was announced at the Audit Debrief by the Team Lead, Callum Vine, at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Headquarters in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to Vine, Nigeria scored very well in most of the key indicators. He applauded 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 would be 30 days for the country to make comments.

He added that after this, the country would be expected to file its plan to meet compliance with the organisation.

In her speech at the debriefing, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Federal Airports Authority (FAAN), Mrs Olubunmi Kuku, said the Authority would use the results of the audit as a roadmap for continuous improvement in the services it renders to the airport users and stakeholders.

Kuku urged all stakeholders to collaborate closely, share best practices, and remain vigilant in upholding the highest standards of security in the Nigerian aviation industry.

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