Accident Investigation Bureau (Nigeria)

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The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) investigates aircraft accidents and incidents in Nigeria. It is headquartered on the grounds of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State.[1]

The agency reports to the President of Nigeria through the Federal Minister of Aviation. The agency's Commissioner, who is also the Chief Executive Officer is Mr. Akinola Olateru. (The agency's former Commissioner was Dr. Felix Abali.)


Previously the Ministry of Aviation Civil Aviation Department investigated aircraft accidents. In 1989, the Federal Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA) opened, and the Civil Aviation Department became the FCAA Department of Safety Services. During the same year the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), subordinate to the Ministry of Aviation, was established, and the FCAA no longer had accident investigation responsibilities. The name of the bureau was later changed to the Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau. As part of the Civil Aviation Act of 2006, the AIB became an autonomous agency.[2]


  1. ^ "Home Archived 2012-06-07 at WebCite." Accident Investigation Bureau. Retrieved on 4 November 2011. "HEAD OFFICE Muritala Muhammed International Airport P.M.B 016, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos"
  2. ^ "About AIB Archived January 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine." Accident Investigation Bureau. Retrieved on 26 February 2012.

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