The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) in the Ministry of Aviation, on Wednesday announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Lagos to Abuja.
AIB’s Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer, Akin Olateru, made this known in a statement in Lagos.
Olateru said the relocation was in adherence to the recent directive of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, that all aviation agencies’ corporate headquarters be moved to Abuja.
Sirika, who issued the order on May 4, said the relocation became necessary considering the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and the economic impact worldwide, and the need to reduce the cost of governance and manage the scare resources in a sustainable way.
“Further to the directive given by the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the bureau has strictly adhered to this directive by relocating its Head office to its office in Abuja. Myself and other essential staff have been reporting for duty at the headquarters office in Abuja.
“The relocation is an ongoing process, which will take a while for other essential staff to relocate to the head office considering the lockdown and funding to aid the relocation,” Olateru said.
He said the bureau had also effected these changes on all its social media platforms and other formal means of communications.