Adamu Bello, who made the call in a statement on Wednesday when she paid an unscheduled tour to the Murtala Muhammed International airport, Lagos, also called on the operators to exercise their regulatory authority to inspire confidence and stimulate growth.
She insisted that “all hands must be on deck to ensure adherence to safety and security”, stressing that all operations must conform to established laws and regulations in line with ICAO standards.
The Permanent Secretary who said she was in Lagos to see things for herself, following reports of safety concerns in the sector, however assured that there was no cause for alarm.
She charged the heads of the aviation agencies to exercise their standard setting and regulatory authority towards promoting professional excellence and industry growth.
Hajia Bello, who was accompanied by Engr. Hassan Musa, Director, Air Transport Management, Dr Ibrahim Idris, Director, Planning, Research & Statistics and other senior professionals from the Ministry, was received by CEOs of all the Aviation Agencies including the NCAA, FAAN, NAMA and AIB.
She undertook an extensive tour of the safety and security infrastructure on the airside.
By Patrick Aigbokhan