TSA expresses satisfaction with MMIA’s level of compliance with ICAO Standard
The officials of the American Transportation Security Administration, TSA have expressed deep satisfaction at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA Lagos level of compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices.
The four man TSA team that concluded their Security Assessment of the MMIA also said it was highly impressed with the Corrective Action Plans put in place by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN in respect of the few opened items.
This disclosure was made by the TSA team during the debriefing held at the Conference Hall of the Aviation House on Friday, 4th March, 2016.
They praised the Authority’s consistency and methodology on the implementation of TSA applicable security procedures which was of ICAO standards and noted that this accomplishment is a reflection of sufficient training provided for the staff and coupled with effective regulatory oversight of the industry by NCAA.
Other areas of the airport examined in the course of the assessment include Airports Operations and Standards, Quality Control, Access Control Point, Passengers and Baggage Screening, Screening Equipment, Airport Contingency Plan, ACP and Airport Security Programme, ASP.
The TSA team thanked the NCAA director Ggeneral, Capt Muhtar Usman for providing enabling environment towards successful accomplishment of the exercise and the observed effective regulatory oversight over the sector.
In his response, Capt. Usman thanked the team for a job well done and expressed the Authority’s readiness to always partner and co -operate with the TSA on issues of Aviation Security and Safety.
The Airport Authority officials in attendance however gave explanations and the time line for the closure of the few opened items that were identified by the team.
Meanwhile, the final report will be ready in 45 days time.