The recent certification of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, was carried out 100 per cent by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the regulatory authority has said.
The Manager, Public Relations of NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, said the certification was carried out in line with the minimum standards stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Speaking with , yesterday, the NCAA spokesman also said there was no plan to certify all the airports in the country except the international airports which the ICAO directed member-states to certify.
Prior to the recent certification of MMIA, none of the nation’s international airports, including the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano, and Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) were certified.
Adurogboye said the move to certify MMIA dated back to 2006 and that it was not done with assistance from ICAO who sent only two representatives.
He further clarified that the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) team which visited Nigeria recently only came to reassess the NCAA on its category one status and not for airport certification.