L-R: Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary General and Sen. Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Minster of State for Aviation during a meeting, discussing ICAO’s support for Nigeria on establishment of Aerospace University and others at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada recently.
The federal government has announced the interest of the global aviation regulatory agency, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to partner with the country’s aviation sector of the Ministry of Transportation in the establishment of Aerospace University and support for the upgrade of aviation security.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who made the disclosure of the partnership through his twitter handle @hadisirika wrote: “ICAO to support Nigeria on Aviation Security, capacity building, employment & internship and establishment of Aerospace University.”
According to the minister, the United Nation aviation agency, ICAO is also offering support on capacity building, employment and internship.
The announcement by the minister was done after his meeting with the ICAO Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu in her office at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
Sirika who also attended the just concluded ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium 2018 (AVSEC2018), seized the opportunity to thank the ICAO Council President, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and the Secretary General, Dr. Liu for their support.
Establishment of an Aerospace University and the Improvement in Aviation Safety and Security through upgrade and modernisation of Aviation Infrastructure and facilities are parts of the aviation roadmap for the country under the supervision of the minister.
In the effort to upgrade the security apparatus at the country’s airports, Sirika hinted at the 5th Aviation Stakeholders meeting in Abuja that the federal government has approval the bearing of arms by personnel of Aviation Security (AVSEC) to enhance the National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP).