On Wednesday, the Federal Government signed the reorganization of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of NCAA, revealed this in Lagos and said the approval is to enhance the safety oversight system of the country’s aviation industry.

Nuhu disclosed that the major goal of the reorganization was to reposition the agency for effective and efficient service performance.

He said this was also to entrench a robust safety oversight system in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards and recommended practices, NAN reports.

Capt. Musa Nuhu,who is the Director-General said further that the reorganization was to help the regulatory body to solve the present and emerging problems experiencing in the industry.

The statement read, “The restructuring affects the following directorates, which are the major organs of the authority. It has been reduced from nine to six.

“The new and retained directorates are: the Airworthiness Standards (DAWS); Operations, Licencing and Training (DOLT); Air Transport Regulations (DATR; Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS).

“Others are: the Finance and Accounts (DFA) and the Directorate of Human Resources and Administration (DHR &A).

“On the other hand, the directorates of Consumer Protection and General Aviation have been phased out.

“While the former is merged with DATR, the latter is subsumed under the Directorate of Airworthiness Standards."

Director-General of NCAA, noted similarly, two new directors were established by the Federal Government to manage DAWS and Operations, Licencing and Training (DOLT).

The newly appointed directors who are aviation professionals are Mr Kayode Ajiboye for DAWS and Capt. Elisha Bahago for DOLT.

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