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U.S. NTSB in Nigeria to share aviation safety tips with African countries Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 27, 2021


Experts from the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are in the West African country of Nigeria to share safety tips with African countries during a symposium described as the first of its kind.

The NTSB has investigated over 146,000 accidents and issued 14,650 safety recommendations over the past decades and would be sharing tips to boost safety in African skies, the Nigerian Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB), organizers of the Aviation Safety Symposium, said in a statement on Monday.

The symposium, from 24 to 26 July, 2018, is being facilitated by (NTSB) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Skies for Africa (SSFA) program.

It will focus on lessons learned and safety issues from NTSB accident/incident investigations.

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The Participants, drawn from various African countries, will also learn from NTSB’s experience with the coordination of the services of the US Federal Government to assist victims and their family members who have been impacted by major transportation disasters.

The Safe Skies for Africa (SSFA) Initiative, which was formally announced by the President Bill Clinton in 1998 was introduced to improve safety, security and air navigation in sub-Saharan Africa. The U.S Department of Transportation is the implementing agency.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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