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Nigeria Records Success In ICAO Universal Security Audit

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March 24, (THEWILL)- Nigeria has recorded a successful outing at the just concluded International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO’s Universal Security Audit Programme-Continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA).
The performance was announced at the Audit Debrief by the Team Lead, Callum Vine, on Friday, March 22, at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Headquarters, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The objective of the USAP-CMA is to promote global aviation security through continuous auditing and monitoring of Member States’ aviation security performance, to enhance their aviation security compliance and oversight capabilities, by regularly and continuously obtaining and analysing data on Member States’ aviation security performance, including the level of implementation of the critical elements of an aviation security oversight system and the degree of compliance with the Standards of Annex 17 — Security and the relevant security-related Standards of Annex 9 — Facilitation, as well as associated procedures, guidance material, and security-related practices.
According to Mr Vine, Nigeria scored very well in most of the key indicators and he praised the country for having very robust policies and agencies with clear mandates on airport security.
He also acknowledged the speed with which the personnel dealt with identified deficiencies without complaints. He explained that the full report of the audit would be made available to Nigeria by ICAO within 60 days, after which there will be 30 days for the country to make comments.
He also added that after this, the country will be expected to file its plan to meet compliance with the organisation.
In her speech at the debriefing, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN), Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku, said the Authority would use the results of the audit as a roadmap for continuous improvement in the services it renders to airport users and stakeholders.
Mrs Kuku urged all stakeholders to collaborate closely, share best practices, and remain vigilant in upholding the highest standards of security in the Nigerian aviation industry.
She thanked all government agencies, security bodies, government institutions, and heads of aviation agencies for their contributions to this incredible achievement.
In attendance at the debrief were the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace, Dr Emmanuel Meribole, who represented the Honourable Minister and the Acting Director General, Nigeria Civil Aviation (NCAA), Captain Chris Najomo; Obiageli Orah, Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, FAAN.

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Anthony Awunor, is a business correspondent who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics (UNILAG). He is also an alumnus of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria Kaduna State. He lives in Lagos.

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