The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has disclosed that the draft result of the just concluded Nigeria’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP), will be ready within the next 90 days.
The Team Leader of the auditors, Jean-Claude Waffo made this known during the presentation of preliminary audit result in Lagos, at the closing meeting of the ICAO, USOAP.
As stated by Waffo, “draft results will be produced 90 days after today’s presentation.
“Thereafter, Nigeria is expected to produce a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) which will provide room for comments and observations within 45 days”. He added.
He stated.the final report is only to be expected and produced after 30 days of receipt and acknowledgement of comments.
However in a statement by the General Manager ,Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye stated.that the result clearly indicated that Nigeria has done excellently well according to the auditors.
He stated that the Team Leader of the Auditors, Jean-Claude Waffo was joined by three team members to present their assessment of the aviation industry in Nigeria.
As stated by him, each member, he stated.gave an individual assessment of all the delineated areas such as Legislation (LEG), Organisation (ORG), Accident and Incident Investigation (AIG), Air Navigational Services (ANS) and Aerodrome and Ground Aids (AGA).
Adurogboye added that during the presentation, the Team Leader and the members articulated all their systemic findings in the course of the 11-day USOAP Audit conducted on Nigeria.
He noted that while there were areas that were identified as open items that need to be closed, the auditors were unanimously very satisfied with the level of improvement in the aviation industry in Nigeria.
The auditors, he stated.were highly impressed with the stellar preparation for the audit by all concerned and claimed that this made the exercise a huge success.
He stated that the final report would be produced and sent to Canada for review and final assent and that this would be done only when comments on the draft report have been received from Nigeria.
The auditors, he stated.commended the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Muhtar Usman and all the Chief Executives of the aviation parastatals at the end of the presentation, adding that commendations were also extended to the Nigerian team that worked with the auditors during the audit. Earlier, the NCAA DG in his opening remarks expressed his appreciation and acknowledged the demonstration of unparalleled dedication and the high sense of responsibility with which the auditors acquitted themselves during the audit.
He assured the auditors that all the open items would be closed forthwith and that this would be adequately communicated in the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to be forwarded by the authority as required.