The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement to promote air safety in the country.

During the signing of the agreement, which took place at the NSIB Abuja headquarters recently,  the two agencies stressed that though the MoU was not legally binding, they had agreed to perform their respective functions in a manner consistent with the values and principles of the MoU.

According to a statement by the General Manager of Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, the MoU focuses on consolidating the existing relationship between NSIB and NAMA on the exchange of information, as well as data sharing during mishap occurrences, among others.

It noted that the agreement will equally help in the quality and timeliness of investigation of air mishaps in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, Annex 13 and 19 of the 1994 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation.

“In addition, it also considers issues relating to flexibility in all transactions with the mutual agreement of both agencies and to uphold the values of cooperation, honesty, mutual respect, openness and professionalism,” it further stated.

 The Director General of the bureau, Akin Olateru, signed on behalf of NSIB, while NAMA Managing Director/CEO, Odunowo Mohammed, signed up for his agency.

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