The Federal Government has approved the restructuring of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

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This was revealed in an elaborate statement signed by the Director-General Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu titled: FG approves restructuring of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The Directorates which are the major organs of the Authority have been reduced from nine to six.

The new and retained Directorates are:

  • Directorate of Airworthiness Standards (DAWS),
  • Directorate of Operations, Licensing and Training (DOLT),
  • Directorate of Air Transport Regulations (DATR),
  • Directorate of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS),
  • Directorate of Finance and Accounts (DFA) and the
  • Directorate of Human Resources and Administration (DHR&A):

The Directorates of Consumer Protection and General Aviation have been phased out. While the former is merged with Directorate of Air Transport Regulations (DATR), the latter is subsumed under the Directorate of Airworthiness Standards (DAWS).

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Similarly, two (2) new Directors have been appointed by the FG to take charge of the Directorates of Airworthiness Standards (DAWS) and Operations, Licensing and Training (DOLT).

The newly appointed Directors who are aviation professions with several decades of industry experience in their areas of expertise in the Aviation Industry are Engineer Kayode Ajiboye for DAWS and Captain Elisha Bahago for DOLT IV.

The approved restructuring is aimed at repositioning the NCAA for effective and efficient service delivery and also to entrench a robust Safety Oversight System in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices while enabling the regulatory body to resolve current and emerging challenges facing the industry.

There are indications also that Director of Human Resources and Admin, Mr. Ahmed Abbas Sanusi with the Director of Finance and Account were retained along with the Directors.