The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has stated that it had since relocated its head office from Lagos to Abuja in compliance with the directive of the Federal Government.
NCAA noted that it was in fact the first to comply with the directive as a way of encouraging others to follow suit.
It would be recalled that the Honourable Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika had in a memo dated 4th May, 2020 to all the agencies given an ultimatum for the relocation.
NCAA’s relocation, which was swift and seamless, has seen all its top management staffers including the Director-General, Directors and other critical members of staff moved to Abuja.
According to NCAA, the importance of the movement was to enhance and facilitate the seamless interface on critical policy issues between the Agency and the parent ministry, the Ministry of Aviation.
‘’It is specially intended to bridge the gap between the agency, the ministry and other critical organs of the Federal Government in reaching decisions in real-time by eliminating the bottlenecks usually associated with coordination of activities and efforts within and between large organizations, the results of which have already become manifest.
‘’There is no denying the fact that this exercise has come with the attendant challenges, especially to the staff. The authority has however been able to address the concerns in such a way that the relocation has been made seamless as possible,’’ said Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA
NCAA now situated at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
‘’In conclusion, NCAA wishes to place on record it regrets to all her customers, especially the general public, stakeholders, and all those whom we serve for the inconvenience this relocation may have caused. Be assured that we would do our best to serve you better in line with our mandate to ensure safer skies in Nigeria,’’ said Adurogboye.