NCAA reviews security programme, audits foreign airlines
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.
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