By Isaac Tersoo Agber
The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, recently inaugurated the Lagos Runway Safety Team, in compliance with Resolution A37-6 of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), which requires member States to implement appropriate measures to enhance runway safety.
The inauguration took place during a meeting between the Managing Director and members of Lagos Runway Safety Team led by Mrs. Ngozi Njoku, who is also the Deputy General Manager/Head of Safety Services Department at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
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In his remarks, Engr. Dunoma urged the team to ensure strict compliance to ICAO standards in carrying out their duties. He also encouraged them to ensure the certification of all airports in Nigeria.
The functions of the team, according to FAAN’s Director of Airport Operations, Capt. Henry Omeogu, include advising management on potential runway safety issues, recommending strategies for hazard removal, mitigating residual risk and ensuring strict compliance with ICAO Standards in all airside operations.
The team leader, Mrs. Njoku, in her earlier remark, had presented their needs, including operational vehicles, communication equipment, fully equipped office facilities, training and other logistic support which the MD promised to provide, relative to availability of funds.