The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring the continued sustenance of safe and secure flight operations in spite of challenges facing the aviation industry.
On Friday, the Director-General of NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, made this known at the Muritala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.
Nuhu promised that the regulatory agency would continue the implementation of its statutory responsibilities and duties to retain the confidence of the flying public.
He said investigations were still ongoing into the operations of the suspended Dana Air and it would remain grounded until all the identified issues had been resolved in compliance with Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).
According to him, the detailed report of the two audits on DANA shows the determination of the NCAA to ensure that the safety of flights is foremost and overrides all other considerations.
“The outcome of the two audits revealed a weak financial position and grave violations of Nig.CARs, which prompted the immediate suspension of the airline’s Air Transport License (ATL) and Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
“However, I want to express dismay at some negative comments on the NCAA on some social media platforms based on interviews that took place on a television network.
“Almost the entirety of the comments during the interview were direct quotes of NCAA findings of the two audits.
“The details of these investigations and proactive action showed the professionalism of the apex regulatory agency.”