From left: Chief of Standard and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters AVM Ramigius Ekeh, President, Digital Bridge Institute, Prof Muhammad Ajiya, Representative of Chief of Air staff, AVM Isiaka Amao , Vice Chancellor University of Benin, Prof Lillian Salami, Chief Training and operations, NAF, AVM James Gwani, and the Commissioner/CEO, AIB-N , Engr Akin Olateru in a group photograph after signing an MOU on collaboration for capacity building and research and development along other organisations with NAF in Abuja, Wednesday (1/7/20).
The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), in line with its inter-agency collaboration agenda, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
In his statement to the press, Engr. Olateru AIB-N commissioner/CEO, stated that, “Our duty, as Accident Investigators of Civil Aviation, is one thing but understanding one’s needs is very critical to the success of an institution.”
Outlining the many benefits to the respective Agencies involved, and to Nigeria as a whole, the Commissioner confirmed that the Bureau is actively seeking similar collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Police Force (NPF), Federal Road Safety Corporation (FRSC), and Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Engr Olateru, intimated that this agenda is hinged on the importance of mutual knowledge exchange, human capacity development and shared resources in the pursuit of excellence in service delivery.
This groundbreaking development, the first of its kind in the history of AIB Nigeria, occurred barely a week after the courtesy visit of the Air Force Commandant to the Bureau’s Head Office in Abuja.
The Bureau, under this current administration, is focused on engendering relationships which enable excellence and enduring world-class standards in the investigation and prevention of Air Accidents in Nigeria