AIB-N, NAF restate commitment to cooperation, safer air space

**L-R: Abuja Military Airport Commandant, Group Capt. B. A. Usman, commissioner/CEO, AIB-N, Mr. Akin Olateru, during the visit

The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has reiterated its commitment to maintain partnership and institutional collaboration with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

The commissioner and chief executive officer of the agency, Mr. Akin Olateru stated this while receiving the newly appointed Abuja military airport commandant, Group Capt. B. A. Usman yesterday at the bureau’s head office in Abuja

He said the aim is to ensure sustainable cooperation with relevant authorities for a safer airspace in Nigeria adding that the NAF has the Bureau’s full support and cooperation in realizing the objective of safer airspace.

The commissioner disclosed that AIB-N, as a government agency, has a strong relationship with the NAF, which was sealed with a pact between the two government establishments.

 “AIB-N cannot do it alone. A strong collaboration must exist among relevant agencies in order to ensure the continuous safety of the Nigerian air space,” he said.

Soliciting for the Bureau’s support, Group Capt. Usman in his remarks disclosed that NAF was seeking ways to consolidate the existing synergy between the agencies to ensure maximum safety and security within and outside the airports environment.

He urged the bureau not to hesitate to call NAF in times of distress, assuring the bureau of readiness of a rapid response at all times.


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