IT is certainly a season of recognition and honour for hard work to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority [NCAA] and its helmsman, Capt Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the Director General was yet again honoured with series of awards by Air Transport Quarterly magazine at its second edition “Industry Award 2021’’ held on Thursday 10th of December in Lagos.
Specifically, Capt Nuhu bagged the, ‘’Best Chief Executive Officer in Crisis Management post COVID – 19 for his leadership role in actualizing a hitch free flight restart while NCAA as an Organization was honoured with ‘ Safety Sustainability Award’’ for being able to ensure compliance to safety standards and regulations thereby engendering safer skies for seven years running.
Recently, Leadership magazine presented DG/CEO with the African Leadership Magazine Award of Excellence for meritorious, growth and the development of the sector. Within the same period, the Nigerian Engineering Youth for good governance also presented him with Merit Award for Quality Service.
It is on record that NCAA, under the leadership of Capt Nuhu was the first Civil Aviation Authority [CAA] to fashion out about twenty seven  Safety and Health Protocols guidance materials for flight operations during the outbreak of the pandemic.
Among these are the Revised Provisional Quarantine Protocol for Travelers Arriving or Departing Nigeria, Industry Communication Safety Oversight Inspections and Audits, Revised International Travel Protocol into Nigeria etc.
In the wake of the outbreak, Capt Nuhu had swung into action by organizing series of virtual meetings on a regular basis to chart the way forward and thereby provided the necessary direction and leadership for the industry. The entire industry was carried along and no one or organization was left behind
These efforts, combined with the new grounds being opened up by Capt Nuhu, have earned him global commendation from the African Civil Aviation Commission [AFCAC] and from other global civil aviation Bodies.
It’s not a surprise therefore that more awards are still rolling in for the Authority and the energetic Director General.
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency [NAMA], Capt Fola Akinkuotu, The Accident Investigation Bureau, Engr Akin Olateru, the Director General of the Nigerian Meteorology Agency[NIMET], Prof Mansur Bako Matazu were among other industry top brass and stakeholders who were recognized by Prince Supo Atobatele, the Publisher of Air Transport Quarterly magazine at this year edition.
The highlight of the event was the collection of these awards by the General Manager in charge of Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye on behalf of the DG at the occasion.