He, however, added: “When it comes to safety matters you credit it to NCAA and AIB-N. NCAA has oversight responsibility and AIB-N investigates serious incidents and accidents and makes recommendation to NCAA, which implements those recommendations. So, possible accidents are averted with the implementation of AIB-N recommendations.
“This is why it is important that the two agencies are working together. And that is why we have independent AIB-N so that it would be free to carry out investigations and come up with safety recommendations.
“Also, airlines have come to realise the huge cost of having an accident so they have also imbibed the safety culture and ensure that they operate safety and also abide by the standard set by the regulatory authority, which oversights their activities,” Olateru said.