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AIB, NCAA train investigators, stakeholders on air safety

By Joke Falaju, Abuja
14 November 2022   |   2:36 am
Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in collaboration with Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI), have organised a workshop to train air safety investigators

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN<br />

Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in collaboration with Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI), have organised a workshop to train air safety investigators, airport correspondents, and other stakeholders on air safety.

The week-long training involved the acquisition of basic skills required for efficient and effective air accident Investigation occurrence and its coverage, as well as good management of information and accurate reportage.

Spokesperson of the Bureau, Tunji Oketunbi, while speaking on the theme of the workshop: ‘Investigation Management and Media Relations, said the training was part of the Bureau’s effort to deepen air safety.

The Abuja edition of the workshop is coming barely a week before the commencement of the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) programme and workshops to be hosted by AIB-N.

Oketunbi said it explains the Bureau‘s resolve not to rest on its oars in stepping up efforts to deepen inter-agency collaboration to secure safer airspace.

The workshop instructor, who is also an investigation expert, Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI), Matt Robinson, said the programme was designed to ensure that participants are abreast of basic principles of air accident investigation and aviation safety standards framework required for the efficient and effective conduct and coordination of aviation safety management systems (SMS).

The Programme Coordinator, Dr. Abiodun Asekun, a renowned aircraft engineer, recalled that AIB had in 2019 organised similar programmes in Lagos for aviation correspondents but put its follow-up on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.