Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has been chosen as “the best-improved airport in safety” by Airports Council International, Africa region.
The airport emerged the winner of the category, following an extensive evaluation process that considered entries from several other airports in Africa.
In a letter dated 13th September 2018, addressed to Captain Rabiu Yadudu, Director of Airport Operations of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria by Mr. Ali Tounsi, Secretary General of ACI Africa, the body noted that despite fierce competition, NAIA’s infrastructure and processes were rated the best in Africa for its category.
It will be recalled that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was recently audited and certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, having been given a clean bill of health by the Regulatory Authority. A team of six members headed by Brahim Lakhlili of the Airport Excellence (APEX), an arm of Airport Council International (ACI) carried out a one-week inspection of the airside, apron, tarmac and the perimeter fences of the airport to know its level of compliance.
The award will officially be presented to the airport at the next ACI Africa Conference and Annual General Assembly scheduled to hold in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from the 14th – 17th October 2018.