We are poise to make Nigerian Aviation sector meet global standard – Senate


By; Sani Aliyu, Zaria.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation Senator Hope Uzodinma, has said process of amending the Civil Aviation Act was on course to make Nigerian Aviation Industry meet the global standard.
He stated this in an interview with Journalists shortly after he lead members of his committee to an oversight visit to the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria.
Senator Uzodinma said the Civil Aviation Act 2006 is strong enough but because the industry is a dynamic one, it therefore requires flexibility to operate accordingly.
“Under the new recommendation by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), we are going to amend the law to factor those regulatory steps that were not foreseen when the first law was made.
According to him they are in the process of amending the Civil Aviation Act now with a view to strengthening regulatory requirement to make it one of the best globally.
The Committee lamented over the attitude of some people who encroached into NCAT land, promised to formally tabled a complain to the Kaduna State Government in order to provide a lasting solution to the problem.
Uzodinma assured of his committee’s readiness to extend all the necessary support to NCAT to enable it achieve its mandate.
Also in an interview, the Rector of the College, Captain Samuel Akinyele Caulcrick said the College made some progress, though they were not where they supposed to be yet, “but we are still on the right direction”.
“This College had attained particular level before but somewhere sometime it went down, but our intention is to go back to where we were and to surpass what we have achieved before,” Caulckric said.
He said NCAT was the bedrock of aviation industry because the industry was highly regulated and dynamic.
The Rector said the College had many uncompleted projects that needed to be looked into to enable it achieved the desired goals.


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