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How critical stakeholders’ partnership paves way for safety, quality accident investigations-Olateru

Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru said its partnership with various industry stakeholders has continued to play a critical role in promoting aviation safety through quality investigations and timely publication of reports.

Olateru, an aircraft engineer equally assured of the agency’s resolve to double efforts towards enhancing aviation safety in Africa and beyond through quality investigations of air mishaps.

He made the disclosure on Monday at the conclusion of the week-long workshops organised by the Bureau and Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) in partnership with the African Union(AU) and European Union, (EU) under the  Aviation Safety for Africa,(EU-ASA).

From right, Managing Director, Sprinfountain, Mr. Tunde Fagbemi, General Manager, Public Affairs, AIB, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, Commissioner/CEO, Accident Investigation Bureau, (AIB), Engr. Akin Olateru, Director of Engineering, (AIB), Engr. Mohammed Wali during the 2019 Stakeholders Forum held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos

Olateru who was represented by the Director of Engineering in the agency, Muhammad Wali, stated that AIB would continue to work in partnership with relevant agencies and stakeholders in the aviation industry for secure airspace in the African sub-region and beyond.

He added that the Bureau’s resolve to continue to align with the current trends of enhancing aviation safety through improved technology, training, and retraining of the personnel, contributes meaningfully to the achievement of the Bureau’s mandate.

The BAGAIA Commissioner, Charles IrikefeErhueh appreciated the AIB management, the  Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and AU for their support and cooperation towards the successful completion of the workshops, which were organised as part of efforts to drive safety measures and quick response during air mishaps in Nigeria and other African countries.

Erhueh also called on the participants of the workshops to ensure that they put all the knowledge and skills acquired at the training into practice at their various organisations.

The week-long workshop was titled the role of accident and incident investigation in the State Safety programmes (SSP), and Flight Recorder- Recorder and Beyond.

Participants at the workshops were drawn from AIB, NCAA, the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology(NCAT), and the  BAGAIA, amongst others.

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