As Nigeria joins the world to celebrate the International Civil Aviation Day 2020 today December 7, with the theme: “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”. Which the group has decided to keep until the year 2023.
The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has urged the nation’s Aviation stakeholders to keep faith with the sector roadmap developed by the government.
In his speech, the roadmap was developed to serve as a catalyst for comprehensive overhaul of the aviation industry in Nigeria so as to position the country as an air transportation hub within West and Central African sub-region.
In a statement issued by Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, it further explained that the roadmap which includes the establishment of a national carrier, establishment of a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility, Concession of some airports, establishment of an Aviation Leasing Company, amongst others, will lay a solid and lasting foundation for Aviation development in Nigeria.
Nigerians were assured, that the implementation of the roadmap, which is in line with the theme of the ICAO, remains on course and that the results will become obvious in due course.
The Minister also affirms that safety and security have remained the centre of government policies in the sector since the inception of the current administration and its efforts have been applauded by all, Including the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC).
Sirika, appeals to all players within the industry to join hands with the government to ensure the actualisation of the lofty objectives of the roadmap for the benefit of Nigerians and all users of the nation’s airspace.
The Minister also used the medium to reaffirm Nigeria’s unalloyed commitment to the ideas of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and other Aviation bodies of which it is a member to.