Tuesday 6 August 2013

ICAO congratulates NIMET on ISO CERTIFICATION attainment

Aviation Nigeria

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has congratulated the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) for attaining ISO 9001: 2008 certification.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications of NIMET, Mrs Eva Azinge, in Abuja on Friday.

It stated that ICAO in a letter to NIMET, expressed its delight for the accomplishment. The statement reiterated ICAO's willingness to support and assist NIMET in its aeronautical meteorological services in Nigeria and to keep contributing to aviation safety records in the West African sub-region.

``Specifically, ISO 9001; 2008 edition which directly affects NIMET, specifies procedure to assist the agency to develop and deliver structured processes, aimed at safeguarding the quality of the agency’s packaged products.

``In recognition of its international linkages and commitment to giving value to Nigerians, NIMET has continued to give accurate weather and climate information in support of aviation and other sectors of the Nigerian economy.’’

It stated that four international airports in the country -- Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt, are mandatory to the Quality Management Services standards set by ICAO, since the concept was new in Nigerian aviation.

``These airports were chosen because they are international gateways to the country. Through these airports, travellers and foreigners can be rest-assured that the services they receive meet international requirements.

``This certification, is however, subject to periodic review. It is all about standards: customer/producer relationship which compels the producer to ensure a continuous improvement in products and services,’' it stated.


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