9 May 2016
The Ministerial Committee on Aviation Security has finally recommended the establishment of a National Civil Aviation Security Board to co-ordinate all security related issues and enforce regulations of the aviation industry in Nigeria. The Chairman of the committee on Friday stated that this was in efforts to meet up with the International Civil Aviation.
It has been revealed that this was part of recommendations made by the committee in a report that assessed the security at Nigerian airports which was later submitted to the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.
Senator Sirika also received a report on the review and amendment of the Civil Aviation Acts 2016 from the Chairman of the Aviation Act Review Committee, Ibrahim Idris. He promised that the report would be speedily attended to and the recommendations would be implemented soon enough to generate rapid growth for the aviation sector.
The minister went on to express concern over the current state of aviation, specifically pointing at the obsolete operations which were hastily reviewed for the first time in 2006, after the initial incorporation. In his response, Mr Idris expressed optimism that their findings and recommendations were exhaustive, saying they would cause visible changes in the aviation industry if well implemented.
The committees were constituted in February for the review and amendment of the Civil Aviation Acts 2016 and the assessment of security at Nigerian airports