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Aviation: Sirika Promises Completion Of Outstanding Projects Before 2023

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… to review aviation agencies’ Acts soon

 

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has assured that all outstanding aviation projects shall be completed before the end of his term in 2023.

 

Sirika gave the assurance at a recent conference organised by the aviation press, saying that his administration has a vision of a sector that will provide utmost comfort, safety, and security for the majority of passengers.

 

He recalled that in 2016, the Ministry of Aviation convened a conference of all stakeholders after it conducted a diagnosis of the aviation industry and emerged with a very clear road map for the development of the aviation sector with the ultimate aim of making aviation highly relevant to the Nigerian economy.

 

He said: “We are committed to achieving the completion of outstanding projects we have set out for ourselves before our term runs out.

 

“We have a vision of a sector that will provide utmost comfort, safety, and security for the majority of passengers.”

 

The minister said the projects include the review of the Acts of the six agencies in the aviation industry, which he said the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the National Assembly are currently working on, essentially to provide effective management of services and align with modern technological development in line with international best practices and development in International Civil Aviation.

 

He noted that the two legislative houses have held public hearings on the matter and at the stage of finalisation of their report.

 

“The Acts for review according to him include “The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Act (NCAA) 2006; Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria Act 2010; Nigeria Airspace Management Agency Act 1999; Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Act, 1964; Nigerian Meteorological Act, 2003; and Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau Act, 2019.

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