Regards to civil aviation regulation in the country, it has been proposed that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN), should undergo a change of name to the Federal Airports Administration of Nigeria (FAAN) as efforts to ensure the country has one regulatory body.
The agency seeks to change its name from FAAN to the “Federal Airports Administration of Nigeria” and is also seeking to amend or enact Bills that would aid the agency in security as well as legal representations going forward.
The Managing director of FAAN, Captain Rabiu Yadudu made these known in his opening remarks at the ongoing three-day public hearing on the amendment of six (6) executive Bills of aviation agencies hosted by the Senate Committee on Aviation.
According to Yadudu, since 1999, there has been no significant amendment to the FAAN Act and the repealing and enacting of Acts is the perfect opportunity to make changes to ensure the vibrant airport manager and remove the misconception that FAAN is a regulator.
“Proposing a bill that the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regulations which states that there is only one regulator in the industry, we propose a change of name to the Federal Airports Administration of Nigeria (FAAN).
“We are also seeking to retain the laws to allow the FAAN Aviation security carry arms as well as another Bill seeking legal officers of FAAN to represent the agency during a time of litigation and reduce such,” Yadudu added.