The Federal Government approved the restructuring of the Directorates in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA, from nine to six.
In a statement signed by, Captain Musa Nuhu, the approved restructuring is aimed at repositioning the NCAA for effective and efficient service delivery and also to entrench a robust Safety Oversight System in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices.
He adds that, it is also geared towards enabling the regulatory body resolve current and emerging challenges facing the industry.
The new and retained Directorates are: Airworthiness Standards (DAWS), Operations, Licensing and Training (DOLT), Air Transport Regulations (DATR, Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS), Finance and Accounts (DFA) and the Directorate of Human Resources and Administration (DHR&A).
The Directorates of Consumer Protection and General Aviation have been phased out, while the former is merged with DATR, the latter is subsumed under the Directorate of Airworthiness Standards.
Captain Nuhu says, Federal Government also approved the appointed of two new Directors to take charge of the Directorates of Airworthiness Standards (DAWS) and Operations, Licensing and Training (DOLT).
The newly appointed Directors who are aviation professions with several decades of industry experience in their areas of expertise in the Aviation Industry are Engineer Kayode Ajiboye for DAWS and Captain Elisha Bahago for DOLT.