The Accident Investigation Bureau of Nigeria (AIB-N) has begun implementing a new Act establishing the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) to allow it to investigate aviation, marine and railway accidents.
It has created an internal committee for the reformed body.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the AIB-N Bill passed by the National Assembly making the bureau, which used to investigate aircraft accidents and incidents, a multimodal accident investigation agency which will also be responsible for other modes of transport .
Director of the bureau, engineer. Akin Olateru revealed this through Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, General Manager of Public Affairs, who revealed that the committee was formed following the approval of the new NSIB Act 2022 by President Muhammad Buhari and the Supreme Court Gazette on November 2, 2022. 28th.
“With this, the title of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIB-N has been changed from NSIB Commissioner to Director-General,” said the statement signed by Oketunbi.
The newly formed National Security Investigations Service is now responsible for investigating serious accidents and incidents in air, sea, rail and other modes of transport in Nigeria and wherever national interests are affected.
“The new bill will further enhance the safety of all modes of transport in the country, as serious incidents and accidents will be investigated and prevented from happening again,” Olateru said.
In setting up the NSIB New Act Implementation Committee, Olateru commended the support and sacrifice of AIB-N staff and management to ensure the passage of the Act.
Expanding AIB-N’s operations into an intermodal agency is one of Engr’s major plans. When Akin Olateru took office in 2017.