The League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) has announced that its 2021 annual Conference is set to hold this Wednesday, the 28th of July, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.
A statement issued by the Secretary of Conference Committee, Mr. Albinus Chiedu, indicated that all arrangements had been concluded for a hitch-free event, which is the 25th in series.
According to the statement, the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, would be the Chief Guest of Honour while the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), West Link Airlines, Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, would chair the occasion.
Apart from the duo, doyens of the nation’s aviation industry including Chairman, Governing Council, Nigeria Aviation Safety Initiative (NASI), Captain Dung Pam; Chairman, Association of Ground Handlers (AGHAN), Mr. Olaniyi Adigun and General Manager, Total Nigeria Plc, Mr. Rabiu Abdulmutalib would also deliver papers at the event.
Also, the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, would deliver the keynote address on the theme.
Chiedu stated that the conference with the theme: ‘Nigeria Aviation Industry: Management, Policy and Regulation,’ would provide ample opportunity for notable aviation experts and professionals to speak on critical issues affecting the growth of the industry.
He said: “While the Ministry of Aviation has indicated interest to be part of the event, all the aviation agencies, including: NCAA, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) have equally expressed their desire to be fully involved in the one day conference and awards.”
He also mentioned CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, the Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the CEOs of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, and Skyways Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc, Mrs. Olatokunbo Fagbemi and Mr. Basil Agboarumi, respectively as among those that would be physically present.
Besides, he explained that five orgnisations and an individual; FAAN, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Peace, MMA2 and the Commissioner, AIB-N, Engr. Akin Olateru, would be honoured with performance awards during the occasion.
The 25th Conference is expected to be attended by over 250 aviation industry professionals; physically and virtually, cutting across the aviation agencies, security agencies, international and domestic airlines operating in Nigeria, aviation support services, travel trade sellers and buyers and captains of the aviation industry in Nigeria.
Also, the committee said that all the COVID-19 protocols as laid down by NCAA and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) would be strictly adhered to.
The Committee enjoined virtual participants can join the conference with the link below:
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