January 20, 2022

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Nigeria to host ICAO’S conference on commercial agreements, BASA in 2022

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1st Left; Maryam Ismail, Special Assistant to Aviation Minister, 3rd left, Engr Mahmud Sani Ben-Tukur, Nigeria’s representative at ICAO’s council, 4th left, Senator Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, 5th is, Juan Carlos Salazar Gomez, ICAO’s Secretary General, next is Capt Musa Shuaib Nuhu, Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, at the ICAO event in Bogota, Colombia.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has graciously agreed to host the ICAO’s Air Negotiation (ICAN) conference in 2022.

Accepting the offer in behalf of the federal government to host the crucial event, Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, enthused, “On behalf of our nation Nigeria, it is more than an honour that we are considered as a good candidate that will host ICAN 2022”.

The offer for Nigeria to host the event next year and the acceptance occurred as part of the concluding segment of this year’s conference in Bogota, Colombia.

In the terse acceptance speech to host the event in 2022, Hadi Sirika said, “We accept this offer and I can assure you that you will have a very good time to see the culture, history, traditions, people and places in Nigeria just like you did during ICAO World Aviation Forum (IWAF/3) and the ICAO Workshop on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) sometimes ago in Nigeria”, he said.

According to Sirika, the proposed hosting of ICAN 2022 will also underscores Nigeria’s rising profile within the aviation world.

He said the hosting of ICAN by the country, coming after it hosted the IWAF/3 and the ICAO Symposium on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) is a clear indication of the Organization’s confidence in Nigeria’s aviation management, and an endorsement by the world body of its reform programs for the sector.

He reiterated that the confidence shown by ICAO would further push the commitment of government to the full and inspire the successful implementation of its roadmap to reposition the sector.

Sirika reiterated that the confidence shown by ICAO would further push the commitment of the government to the full and successful implementation of its roadmap to reposition the sector.

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