THE Commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru had revealed that this 2019, the investigative body would work on improving its infrastructure, ensure constant review of its systems, processes and procedure, and invest more on human capital development.
Olateru stated that all these would make AIB a world-class institution and an enviable place to work but urged staff to roll up their sleeves, tighten their seat belts and be prepared for greater work deliveries.
In his New Year Message to the workers Olateru said, “We shall be better than before. We will do more in upgrading our infrastructure, equipment and invest more on human capital development. All these I believe will make AIB a world-class institution and make it an enviable place to work”.
“I therefore call on us all to roll up our sleeves, tighten our seat belts and be prepared f or greater work deliveries. This we shall do in most cordial manner fostering an even better working relationship with dynamism.”
He thanked the entire AIB team for the unalloyed support and cooperation he had enjoyed working with each and every one of them through 2018.
He further stated that no doubt, year 2018 came with its highs and lows, the sense of community was unparalleled in the way each one contributed to the call to duty.
“I take this auspicious moment to applaud our corporate hard work and synergy and to say well done for a good job in 2018. We will not rest on our oars but must be determined to make more successes than we have recorded.
The AIB was one of the stand-out agencies in the sector with many of the reforms put together by Olateru, an aircraft engineer in less than two years he assumed leadership of the organisation.
The speedy release of accident reports that had gathered dust on the shelf and other measures led to the commendation by the highly revered United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for its rich accident investigation programmes, which are expected to enhance air safety in the country.
The Bureau also achieved a great feat December last year, releasing timely and accurate air accident report in Sao Tome and Principe.