National Civil Aviation Policy Implementation in Nigeria: An Empirical Study

POPOOLA O. Olufemi, OLORODE Damilola B.


The study examined the various programmes put in place by the Ministry of Aviation towards the implementation of government policy on civil aviation and assessed the extent of implementation of the national civil aviation policy in line with the set goals and objectives in Southwestern Nigeria. The study utilized primary and secondary sources of data. Primary data were collected through the administration of questionnaire and conduct of in-depth interviews. In all, 193 copies of questionnaire were administered to the staff of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN); Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) in the three selected States (Lagos, Oyo and Ondo) of Southwestern Nigeria. In-depth interviews were conducted on eight Directors in the four aviation agencies to complement data obtained through questionnaire. Secondary data were sourced from books, official publications, academic journals, newspapers, magazines and internet materials. Data collected were analysed using simple percentages, frequency counts, mean values, and rank. The results showed that adequate personnel training (84%) and the development of institutional infrastructures for aviation agencies (76%) were programmes put in place by the Ministry of Aviation towards the implementation of civil aviation policy. On the extent of implementation, the study however revealed that, technical personnel were not adequately trained for professionalism and efficiency in air operations (with a mean value of 3.582) and all necessary equipment, technologies and institutional infrastructures were inadequately provided to civil aviation departments and agencies to prevent and counter new and emerging threats (with a mean value of 3.144). The study concluded that government policy on civil aviation in Southwestern had been poorly implemented to date.

Keywords: Assessment, Trade Development, Implementation, Government  Policy, Civil Aviation

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/88-26

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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