Managing Director, African Leadership Magazine, Kingsley Okeke, DG NCAA Captain Musa Nuhu, Former Chair, Georgia Legislature Caris Dee Dawnins-haigler and President-elect, National black caucus of State Legislator, USA, Laura hall
The Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Nuhu Musa says the Authority will not relent in its quest to achieve near perfect air safety for air travellers in the country and the African continent.
The NCAA Director General started this after the reception of an ward of excellence bestowed on him by the African Leaders Magazine, in Abuja.
Captain Musa said the absence of a serious incidence or accident in the last 7 years was a testament to the vigorous works by the regulatory agency.
“We work together with partners to do what needs to be done……. without safety the industry is dead. Nobody will enter planes if they keep falling off the sky. For 7 years, there has not been any serious incidence or accident, it’s as a result of team work by stakeholders”
The NCAA boss said, though there were challenges to be surmounted, the NCAA had enjoyed tremendous support from stakeholders including the Minister of Aviation who helped the NCAA pull through the difficult era of the Covid 19 pandemic, when airline operations were grounded.
Captain Nuhu said, ensuring air safety equated to increase in the number of air travellers as about 7 million Nigerians were prospective customers.
“I did not do it alone. the job was done in the public and private arenas. We had zoom meetings that lasted 6 hours, 4 times a week with about 500 participants. It was a lot. there was excellent team work. Yes, we led but everybody played a role to navigate through out the period”.
Captain Musa noted that the agency was collaborating with the US Federal Aviation Administration, FAA on technical training of its staff.
The Editor, Africa Leadership Magazine, Mr. Kingsley Okeke who came in the company of two American politicians said the Captain earned the award because of his meritorious services for the growth of the Aviation industry.
“When Nigeria opened her airports a lot of countries had not done so. This made Nigeria a case study for countries looking for options on how to navigate their Aviation business through the pandemic. Captain Nuhu Musa coordinated a team and ensured that they worked together to see to the protection of passengers”.
Mr. Okeke said, Captain Nuhu being in the fore front to lead processes that saw the resumption of airline operations during the lock down periods of the Covid 19 pandemic meant that a lot of hard work had gone through his table.