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FAAN INAUGURATES ANTI-CORRUPTION AND TRANSPARENCY UNIT

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has inaugurated its ANTI-CORRUPTION and TRANSPARENCY UNIT (ACTU). The 11-man committee which was sworn in recently at an event in Lagos were charged to ensure the domestication of the key tenets of ICPC, which are transparency, accountability and good ethical practices at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. In his words, the Authority’s Director of Commercial and Business Development, Alhaji Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi, who represented the MD/CEO, Engr Saleh Dunoma, at the event, enjoined the newly inaugurated committee to act as compliance and ethics…

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MMIA GETS FACE LIFT

Few days after the unscheduled tour of the MurtalaMuhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos by the Acting President, Professor YemiOsinbajo, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), SalehDunoma has given a marching order to engineers to commence repair works on all facilities at the international terminal of the airport. Dunoma, who assured travellers of improved facilities at the airport, gave the directive to the engineers and the airport manager after inspecting the terminal at the weekend. During the inspection that lasted for hours, the FAAN boss in…

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FG APPOINTS THREE NEW DIRECTORS AND GM FOR FAAN …AIB also gets two Directors

The Federal Government has appointed Directors and General Manager for two of the Aviation agencies: the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB). FAAN got three new Directors and a General Manager while two new Directors were appointed for AIB. The newly appointed Directors, according to a statement signed by Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, are Group Captain U.S.A. Sadiq, appointed as Director of Security Services (DSS), Capt. RabiuHamisuYadudu, appointed as Director of Airport Operations (DAO); Engr. SalisuNuraDaura, appointed as…

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FAAN COMMISSIONS CUSTOMER SERVICE/SERVICOM CLOSED USER GROUP TELEPHONY SYSTEM

The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has reiterated that management, in a bid to conform to global trends and international best practices will continue to improve on service delivery and ensure ultimate satisfaction of customers by providing excellent services. This, he said, prompted the acquisition and commissioning of a Closed User Group Telephony System for Customer Service/Servicom Department, today 22nd February, 2017. The User Group Telephony System will afford consumers of FAAN services the opportunity to make calls to appropriate quarters, either to make enquires or lodge complaints…

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NINE NCAA INSPECTORS QUALIFY AS ICAO INSTRUCTORS

Nine Inspectors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have qualified and duly certified as International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Instructors. All these officers attain this  qualification after the successful completion of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Training Instructors Course (TIC).The training took place at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT),Zaria, a certified TRAINAIR PLUS Centre from the 13th – 17th February,2017. This certification programme is in line with the NCAA’s Director General’s Four – Point Agenda to continuously develop its internal capacity. This will accelerate the Authority’s human capital…

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MEDVIEW FLIES TO KADUNA, LAUDS FG

Nigeria’s major carrier, Medview Airline operated many flights on Thursday to Kaduna International Airport and from the airport to other domestic destinations to mark the movement from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, which runway is undergoing comprehensive repairs. The CEO of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, who was delighted for the successful relocation of Medview’s operations to Kaduna from Abuja, commended the federal government for its unflinching determination to ensure that the Kaduna Airport was put in good other to provide service to air travellers as alternative to Abuja…

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GIVE STUNGUN TO FAAN’S SECURITY MEN INSTEAD OF FIREARMS — RETIRED SECURITY OFFICER ADVISES

Security at our airports has, over the years, remained a source of concern to both stakeholders and the general public alike. Increased rate of criminality across the globe in recent times is one of the reasons for this apprehension. Another reason is that security operatives primarily saddled with the responsibility, the Aviation Security unit of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has been deficient in one area: they are bereft of adequate weapons to face the sophisticated ones borne by the criminals that abound at our gateways these days. …

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AFRICA TO ADOPT SINGLE AIR TRANSPORT MARKET IN 2017

Interconnectivity restrictions in Africa are expected to be permanently resolved in 2017 as governments in the region plan to adopt a single air transport market in the new year. The move, which is already receiving the cooperation   of the world’s aviation regulatory agency, the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, is at the instance of the African Union, AU. ICAO’s President, Nigeria’s Dr Bernard Aliu, who disclosed this on the occasion of this year’s International Civil Aviation Day, said come 2017the present connectivity constraints in the continent will be corrected under…

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NCAA RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURITY LAPSES AT NIGERIA’S AIRPORTS …Retired Airport Commandant

Group Captain John Ojikutu (rtd), a one-time Military Commandant at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Nigeria between 1991 and 1992 has put at the door step of the Nigerian civil aviation regulatory body, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) the shady security arrangement at all Nigerian airports. Ojikutu, who was speaking at a breakfast meeting, tagged “Aviation Security In The Midst of Home Grown Terrorism “organised by Aviation Round Table Safety Initiative (ARTSI) said  “I hold the NCAA responsible for the security lapses at all the airports in the…

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NCAA WARNS STAKEHOLDERS OVER ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES

…No airline can fly without adequate insurance cover and other safety certificates The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned all industry stakeholders to avoid anti-competitive practices in the aviation sector. In a press release signed by General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye,the Regulatory Authority expressed concern over recent cases of disinformation prevalent in the industry. NCAA indicated that some questionable sources have been posting and circulating some cruelly fictitious stories about some airlines – insinuating a crash or claiming a particular carrier does not possess aircraft spares to sustain…

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