The President, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Dr Olumuyiwa Aliu, has said that Nigeria can be the regional leader of aviation business in Africa through good airport management system.
Aliu, who made the statement when he led his team on a courtesy visit to the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, in Abuja on Tuesday, said ICAO through its regional office in Africa would continue to engage the government in order to follow up on all the issues.
He said the visit was to afford them the opportunity to take a look at the issues of the safety of air navigation, security of the airports, infrastructure development and capacity building.
According to him, the effort is aimed at looking at privatisation and ensure that the sector is properly restricted,and the analysis required to establish a good airport management plan.
“The visit was also to show appreciation to the Federal Government for the hospitality and courtesies extended to participants at the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) symposium.
“ By this visit, we effect the foundation for the work that we will do in the development of the drones and implementation of the drone technology”,he said.
In his speech, Sirika commended the ICAO President for the support that the organisation had been giving to Nigerian aviation sector and the hosting of the RPAS symposium in Nigeria.
Sirika said the visit was a morale booster for Nigerian aviation industry in the area of training and capacity building, as well as the development of skills.
Aliu was on the visit in company of second vice President of the council, Mr Nuhu Musa and secretary General, African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), Mrs Iyabo Sosina.
Stories by Corlins Walter