USA-TSA Commences Assessment Visit To MMIA

Posted by Sade Williams

A three-man team from the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has commenced a routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.

The team’s visit is to observe the implementation of Aviation Security (AVSEC) measures and to also conduct inspection on recommended TSA security procedures for its air carriers (Delta Airlines).

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said the TSA’s Annual Airport Assessment visit has since begun on January 28 to end by February 1, 2019.

NCAA spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, gave the names of members of the TSA team as: Laura Loya (team leader), Edward Cloniger and Mitch Mankowski.

It would be recalled that the team came on similar assessment visit last year.

 He explained that as a matter of policy, the Transportation Security Administration of United States of America embark on an annual basis visits to countries where American airlines operate.

While welcoming the team at the Aviation House, Director General of the Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman promised NCAA’s cooperation and support towards accomplishing their assignment.

He expressed the Authority’s readiness to close in real time any open items that may be noticed.

 “Safety and security is the most crucial element of civil aviation, NCAA will continue to collaborate with stakeholders in ensuring safe and secure flight operations”, he said.

Meanwhile, students of the Covenant University began a study visit to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA),  Aviation House on Wednesday.

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