NAF and NCAA Partner, Sign Civil–Military MoU on Airspace Safety

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and other agencies in the aviation sector are set to sign a civil – military memorandum of cooperation with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to further enhance security and safety.

The Director-General of Civil Aviation, Captain Musa Nuhu said the memorandum of cooperation would strengthen the existing relationship between the two organizations.

Captain Nuhu who led other Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of aviation agencies to NAF headquarters in Abuja, said the collaboration would lead to enhancement of airspace security and safety.

On the courtesy visit, he said there had been series of collaborations between civil aviation and the military in the country, and appealed to the Chief of the Air Staff to continue in that trajectory.

“We are here today in preparatory to signing of the Civil – Military Memorandum of Cooperation with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). It is pertinent for us to work together for the growth of the aviation industry in Nigeria.

“The continuous safety and security of the industry and the country’s airspace is very pertinent for the economic growth of Nigeria. Also, it will enable the country to retain its Category One Status. We need to keep working together as one,” Catain Nuhu said.

In his response, Air Marshall Hassan Abubakar promised that his office would continue to work with civil aviation authorities in the country.

According to him, the idea of the memorandum was long overdue, reiterating that it will formalize the existing areas of cooperation.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace, Management Agency (NAMA), Mr Tayib Odunowo, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Mohammed Kabir were optimistic on the partnership.

Apart from the memorandum, several other areas of cooperation were also discussed.

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