Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, MD, FAAN (2nd from left); Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, Fmr. Ag. DG, NCAA (3rd from right), and representatives of TSA at NCAA HQ in Lagos, recently

Airport Inspection …TSA Collaborates With NCAA On Safety And Security

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Representatives of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) arrived Nigeria early January, 2020 to commence security Assessment of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The 3-man team comprising Transportation Security specialists were received by Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, the Acting Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at the Aviation House. The 10 days Assessment covered critical areas of the airport.


According to the NCAA, the Audit of the security system was a routine exercise hinged on safety requirements guiding flight operations in and out of the country, a practice which has remained consistent between the two countries over the years.

“This routine exercise is hinged on safety requirements guiding flight operations in and out of the country which has been the practice between the two countries over the years,” NCAA states.

Capt. Sidi expresses appreciation to the TSA for the visit, emphasizing on the Authority’s commitment to ensure the success of the Assessment. He says NCAA would collaborate more closely with TSA to promote security in and around Nigerian airports.


Other officials present at the brief meeting with the TSA include Mr. Okplefu Akoja, Head, NCAA Aviation Security; Mr. Peter Amasa, Head, NCAA AVSEC Training & Certification; Mr. Sam Adurogboye, GM, Public Relations, NCAA;  and Engr. Mahmud Yakubu, Technical Assistant to the DG, NCAA. Representatives of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were led by Alhaji Zakari Mamuda Alhaji, GM, FAAN AVSEC, and Operations; and Mr. Onoigboria Nathaniel, GM. FAAN AVSEC, Technical.

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