By Ejike Ejike, Abuja
In a bid to make effective use of its laboratory at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Accident Investigation Bureau has trained its staff in flight safety courses in order to handle accident investigation in Nigeria.
The training was carried out by a combined team of officials from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Singapore over the weekend at the airport.
Speaking at the end of the training, Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau, Mr Akin Olateru, disclosed that AIB had revived its laboratory to ensure that all accident investigations were carried out and result released in real time.
He explained that the laboratory, that was equipped in 2012, had not function since 2015 due to lack of human capacity in-house to manage it in addition to the many challenges from the manufacturer‘s end.
According to him, he has made it a priority to resuscitate the laboratory considering its importance to the discharge of AIB’s responsibilities.
He added that the work was being carried out with assistance from International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Singaporean government.
He also revealed that the bureau will soon release six accident investigation reports in the next 90 days.