Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru has called for a new focus and total rededication towards improving Nigeria’s aviation sector.
In his 2020 New Year Message made available to journalists, the AIB boss urged AIB staff to reflect on the successes and accolades of the past years.
While congratulating management and staff for their contribution to the realisation of these goals and successes, he applauded them for the services they rendered to the agency and for some of the successes recorded.
His words, “May this year be our best yet, and only the beginning of much greater achievement within the Accident Investigation Bureau, in particular, the Ministry of Aviation, and our country as a whole”.
“As we start a new year, I invite us to reflect on the successes and accolades of the past years. Take a moment to congratulate yourselves, individually and corporately, for your contribution to the realisation of these goals and successes. You certainly deserve it, and as your Commissioner and CEO, I applaud each and every one of you, and thank you for your service”.
He reminded workers that they bear the burden of huge responsibility in matters which are always of national importance and often of the highest sensitivity to the parties concerned, hinting that it their responsibility to ensure that, as far as it is possible, they help to keep air transport safe, and transporters accountable.
“It is our core mandate to investigate occurrences in relation to air transportation and to make an accurate determination, in order to prevent their recurrence and to mitigate any undesirable after effects. We cannot and must not, therefore, rest on our laurels”.
He admonished them that there is always work to be done and room for improvement and growth, stressing that everybody must constantly self evaluate, take stock and re-evaluate their individual performances, to identify areas in which they could do better, and in preparation for any challenges which lie ahead.
He noted that it was essential for them to forge ahead with a greater sense of purpose, focus, and a clearer understanding of the role that they all play in this critical quest.
“We must be more determined and committed to the delivery of the high-quality standards which are required in our industry”.
“I offer you my firm assurance that, in my drive for excellence, investment in personnel development and welfare will continue to be a priority as is, too, the refinement of our procedures and processes. It is my view that job satisfaction, equity and fairness are pivotal to high-quality service delivery