The Commissioner of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria, Engineer. Akin Olateru, received several accolades for his outstanding leadership in aviation development, bestowed on him by three different organizations.
He received the award of Aviation Man of the Year 2019 at the Air Transport Industry Awards 2019, the Outstanding Leadership award at the 10th Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) awards 2019 and an Award for Excellence at the 21st Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB) Awards.
These were in recognition of the continuous safety of the Nigerian airspace which has established the Bureau as one of the leading accident investigating bodies in the world.
This will be the third NIGAV award won by the Commissioner. In 2017 and 2018, he won the Most Innovative Aviation Leader of the Year award and the Aviation CEO Award, respectively.
Engineer Olateru commends the entire staff and management of AIB for the awards, urging them to ensure the Bureau is one of the top agencies in the industry.
AIB is the agency responsible for investigation of accidents and serious incidents that occur within the Nigerian airspace and providing safety recommendations intended to prevent recurrence of similar accidents, thereby improving aviation safety.