The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) has singled out the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for recognition in the industry’s fight against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
A statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs Ministry of Aviation James Odaudu, said that a letter sent to the Director-General by the Regional aviation regulatory body stated that NCAA was the only state civil aviation regulator recognized for its significant contribution to the African Union Commission High-Level Task Force on COVID-19.
AFCAC Secretary-General, Tefera Mekonen on behalf of the African Union Commission recognized and commended the Director-General of the NCAA Capt. Musa Nuhu and the authority’s General Manager Aero-Medical Services for their significant contribution to the work of the AUC Task Force.
In addition, the NCAA Director-General served as the Chair of the ECOWAS Experts Committee on Transport, Trade, and Logistics that developed a report that was submitted to the Ministerial Committee Chaired by the Nigerian Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika.
The High-Level Task Force was set up in recognition of the need to have a strategic and coordinated response to the COVID-19 impacts on the African aviation sector, under the leadership of the African Union and coordinated by AFCAC.
It brought together all African aviation stakeholders including ICAO, AFRAA, Airports Council International-Africa, IATA-Africa, CANSO-Africa, Africa Centre for Disease Control, RECs, UNECA and AFI group.
In order to address the different evolving phases of the pandemic to the African aviation sector, the High-Level Task Force (HLTF) addresses the short, medium, and long term restart and recovery of the aviation sector.