Present BAGAIA Commissioner

Name: Engr. Charles Irikefe Erhueh (MBA, PG.Cert., B.Eng, CCNA)

Engr. Charles Irikefe Erhueh is from Nigeria and believes in service to humanity as a key to living. 

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the People, USA. A Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, a certificate of Aircraft Engineering Special (AES-VII) from the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria; and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Safety and Accident Investigation (Air Transport) from the Cranfield University, England, United Kingdom.

He has an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence (AMEL) with Classic and New Generation (NG) certificate on B737 (300-500) and a Cabin Crew Licence B737-200. Also, holds various certifications in aircraft accident investigation and its management.  He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and a Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) member.

He is currently the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) Commissioner with headquarters in Praia, Cape Verde since October 2019. Before assuming this role, he is an Air Safety Investigator with the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) now the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) with over sixteen years of experience in the aviation industry and in investigating aircraft accidents and serious incidents.

Since his assumption of duties as BAGAIA Commissioner, he has made milestone achievements in the organization over the years. He was able to drive BAGAIA affairs with a keen interest in strengthening the cooperation among member states vis-à-vis institutionalization and establishment of independent accident investigation authorities in countries like Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, etc. with other member states in the making.