Nigeria scores high in airport security audit

Nigeria scores high in airport security audit

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has said the country scored over 90 per cent in the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, security audit concluded 24 hours earlier in the country.

The audit, which commenced with four ICAO experts on June 1, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja, Lagos, came to an end on Tuesday.

An online media statement by General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Mr. Fan Ndubuoke, stated that the team of ICAO auditors told the agency that Nigeria performed excellently in the nine-day audit conducted on the nation’s aviation security system.

He said the ICAO auditors led by the team leader, Mr. Steven Neu, was impressed with the National Security Programme as there were very minimal open items to be closed.

The statement added, “Mr Neu said Nigeria surpassed our expectations. We reviewed the 2008 audit before we commenced this exercise, but we discovered there have been massive improvements in the security systems at the airports.

“To Nigeria’s credit all the minimal open items were closed immediately. The audit was focused on the eight critical elements.”

Ndubuoke stated that the team leader said Nigeria was one of the first countries in the world to go through the USAP Continuous Monitoring Assessment, CMA, Audit and commended all the security agencies at the airports; the Aviation Security, AVSEC, Nigerian police airport command, Department of State Security, DSS, Port Health Services, Air Force, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and Quarantine services for their professionalism. Read more


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