To be the best aviation industry in Africa and one of the best in the World


To build a safe, secured and efficient Aviation Industry focused on making Nigeria a hub that meets international standards and best practices for the African continent


The Federal Ministry of Aviation is charged with the responsibility for the formulation and management of Government policies and programmes on Aviation. The Ministry is directly responsible for overseeing air transportation, airport development and management, provision of Aviation infrastructural services, the provision of aviation security, improvement of airspace management and other needs for the overall development of the aviation sector in the country.

The Ministry ensures that safety and security measures in the sector are in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) requirements and recommended best practices for the enhancement of safety oversights.

The Ministry has six (6) Agencies with the following core functions :

i) Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)

NCAA is vested with the responsibility for safety oversight of the Aviation industry in accordance with all international conventions and agreements, government policies and ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

ii) Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)

NAMA is responsible for the provision of air navigation services, air traffic services, aeronautical telecommunication services and aeronautical search and rescue in accordance with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs).

iii) Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

FAAN is responsible for airports development and management.

iv) Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT)

NCAT provides aviation related training, research and consultancy services for air transport service providers and allied businesses.

v) The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET)

NIMET is responsible for the provision of meteorological services to the Aviation industry. The Agency is also responsible for providing services to the marine, energy, agriculture and water resources industries, as well as preparing and interpreting government policy on meteorological and climate services.

vi) Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)

AIB is responsible for accident prevention, investigation of any accident or incident arising out of or in the course of air navigation and occuring in or over Nigeria or occuring to Nigerian aircraft elsewhere in accordance with ICAO Annex 13. It also has responsibility of giving assistance to victims of air accidents/incidents and their families.

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