The Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman, yesterday, ordered immediate comprehensive audit of all the airlines operating in the country.
Usman, who gave the directive in a statement issued in Lagos by NCAA’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Fan Ndubuoke, said the directive was in line with the authority’s regulatory and oversight responsibilities.
He said that the pockets of incidents that had occurred recently were being viewed seriously by the authority and the wholesale audit was one of the measures taken to forestall further incidents.
According to him, the audit is to ensure the sustenance of the confidence of air travellers in the industry.
Usman said the directive would forestall complacency among airline operators and ensure that they demonstrate absolute compliance to NCAA’s regulations.
The director general said the authority’s Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASIs) would continue to intensify routine ramp inspections.
Usman further said that it had sent out a stern warning to all pilots to take precautionary measures during adverse weather conditions.