The Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) and the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) have joined forces to enhance the capabilities of safety investigation agencies.
During the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency’s Peer Review Exercise held in Abuja, NSIB’s Director General, Akin Olateru, emphasized that this partnership aims to uphold Nigeria’s position as one of the world’s leaders in aviation safety.
Olateru further explained that the peer review process seeks to benchmark systems, processes, and procedures to identify areas for improvement.
“This programme fosters collaboration, crucial in maintaining a strong safety record in aviation. Nigeria boasts one of the best safety records globally, evident in the limited number of accidents and incidents,” said Olateru.
BAGAIA’s Commissioner, Charles Erhuah, emphasized that this collaborative effort would help member states meet safety regulations and comply with ICAO Annex 13 requirements.
He highlighted BAGAIA’s achievements in ensuring zero accidents and hull losses in their respective airspaces, leading to an improved collective safety record and removal from international blacklists.