NCAA re­views se­cu­rity pro­gramme, au­dits for­eign air­lines

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris Agabi, La­gos

The Nige­rian Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity (NCCA) has ap­proved Se­cu­rity Pro­grammes for 22 air­ports in Nigeria in line with reg­u­la­tion Part 17 re­quire­ments and the Na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Se­cu­rity Pro­gramme (NCASP).

A state­ment by the NCAA Gen­eral Man­ager, Pub­lic Af­fairs, Mr. Fan Ndubuoke, said the Air­port Se­cu­rity Pro­gramme (ASP) was re­viewed in­ter­mit­tently and is sub­ject to In­ter­na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion, (ICAO’s) amend­ment of An­nex 17 in re­sponse to the global threat to civil avi­a­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Ndubuoke, “In ad­di­tion, Se­cu­rity Pro­gramme was sim­i­larly re­viewed tak­ing cog­nizance of the pre­vail­ing lo­cal threats and this will lead to fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion of the Nige­rian Civil Avi­a­tion Se­cu­rity Pro­gramme (NCASP) or se­cu­rity di­rec­tives to the in­dus­try.”

The state­ment reads, “Suf­fice it to in­form that Se­cu­rity Pro­grammes are writ­ten by Air­ports and Air­craft Oper­a­tors, Cater­ers, Ground Han­dling com­pa­nies and other stake­hold­ers. There­after, this is sub­mit­ted to the reg­u­la­tory author­ity, NCAA, which is the ap­pro­pri­ate author­ity re­spon­si­ble for avi­a­tion se­cu­rity in the coun­try.”

He ex­plained that Avi­a­tion Se­cu­rity Pro­gramme (ASP) pro­vides mea­sures and pro­ce­dures on safe­guard­ing the air­port, air­craft, crew and prop­er­ties against acts of un­law­ful in­ter­fer­ence.

Mean­while, whole­sale se­cu­rity au­dit has been con­ducted on 18 for­eign and lo­cal air­lines op­er­at­ing in the coun­try. The au­dit was based on emerg­ing threats, pre­vi­ous find­ings and in­ci­dents to fore­stall re­oc­cur­rences. It can be an­nual or bi-an­nual.

Benue State Gover­nor Gabriel Suswam re­ceiv­ing a car­ton of Dan­gote noo­dles from Engr. Joseph Makoju of the Dan­gote Group as part of the 12 truck load of items do­nated by the Dan­gote Group to vic­tims of in­sur­gency in the state. ..weekend

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