Nigeria To Merge Aviation Agencies

The Nigerian government has agreed to merge the nation’s three aviation bodies into one agency, to be known as the Federal Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA), according to local media reports. The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) will be merged together to create one single entity, reports in the African country claim. Each of the respective enabling laws for the three agencies are to be amended accordingly to reflect the merger as part of the move. The government approved the recommendation of a presidential panel, the Steve Oronsaye committee, which recommended the three should join together to form one body. However, it did reject the committee's call for privatisation of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian (FAAN), reportedly in "view of the security situation in the country". The committee was set up to restructure and rationalise Nigerian government parastatals, commissions and agencies

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