Safety Inspectors’ Shortage: NCAA Closes Gap With Training

Safety Inspectors’ Shortage: NCAA Closes Gap With Training
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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says Nigeria’s inadequacy of required number of safety inspectors has been reduced from 179 of 2020 to 140.
Speaking today in Lagos during a presentation to the National Assembly Joint Senate & House of Representatives Committees on Aviation, NCAA Director General, Capt Musa Nuhu said: “As at November 2020 Nigeria was deficient by 179 inspectors but today 140 have successfully completed this course remaining 39 saving $4,500 + $7,239= $11,739 + Air ticket per inspector.”
NCAA said the regulatory body has “an ICAO-certified instructor and an ICAO certified Auditor in the
Personnel Licensing audit area” of training. “There is an assistant instructor and three On-the-Job instructors for efficient and seamless succession.”
On Resolution of Safety Concerns (RSC) Course, “The Authority has developed the in-house capacity to facilitate this training. Instructors are both from the Legal Department and the Inspectorate offices. There are three On-the-Job Training (OJT) instructors that will ensure efficient and seamless succession. Nigeria was deficient by 283 inspectors but today 220 have successfully completed this course remaining 63.”


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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, life development coach, researcher, marriage columnist and author, Bible teacher and preacher. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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