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Air safety: NCAA commences certification of AVSEC screeners

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In accordance with the provision of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) certification system (Annex 17 Standards 3.4.3) for aviation security personnel and the requirements of National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme (NCASTP), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has begun full implementation of certification of all aviation security screeners in the nation’s airports.

Therefore, in line with the aforementioned, any person prior to being designated as an Aviation Security Screener in Nigeria must obtain certification from the NCAA.

Muhtar Usman, director-general of NCAA, has in a letter titled, “Full Implementation of Certification of Aviation Security Screeners with ref. no. NCAA/AVSEC/SCRN.CERT/GEN/29,” dated June 15, 2016, advised all stakeholders to commence the process of certification of your personnel to act as an aviation security screener.

All stakeholders were informed in the letter that the full implementation of this directive would take effect from August 1, 2016. Thereafter, it shall become a violation of the NCASP for screeners who have not been certified by the Regulatory Authority to carry out any screening duties in Nigeria.

Usman therefore informed all affected organisations and personnel to ensure compliance with the timeline by ensuring all screeners were certified with the guidelines earlier communicated to them.