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Cablegate: Nigeria: Ministry of Aviation, Not Ncat, Can Sign

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

160912Z Dec 03

UNCLAS ABUJA 002155

SIPDIS

AF/W EPSTEIN, PLEASE PASS TO FAA, FOREST RAWLS, TEL (202)
267-8187, FOREST.RAWLS@FAA.GOV.

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ECON NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: MINISTRY OF AVIATION, NOT NCAT, CAN SIGN
TRAINING AGREEMENT

REF: E-MAIL/FOREST RAWLS/FAA

1. (U) In response to the FAA's Office of International
Aviation Desk Officer's inquiry (ref.), only the Nigerian
Ministry of Aviation can authorize and sign a memorandum of
understanding for proposed FAA training at the Nigerian
College of Aviation and Technology (NCAT), according to the
Technical Assistant to the Minister of Aviation Chief I.E.
Awodu. Awodu and Captain Moses Gowon, Director of Safety and
Technical Policy at the Ministry of Aviation, informed
Econoff that NCAT has no authority to sign a memorandum of
understanding with FAA.

2. (U) If FAA needs further assistance, please contact
Colleen Crenwelge, Economic Officer, United States Consulate
Lagos, crenwelgece@state.gov or Steve Hricik, Economic
Officer, United States Embassy Abuja, hriciksj@state.gov.
MEECE

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