The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and Accident Investigation Bureau, among other agencies in the aviation industry are set to hold talks on aviation development through private sector partnership.
The agencies, airlines and other private sector participants have indicated interest in the 22nd LAAC forum scheduled to hold in Lagos on July 19, with the theme ‘Financing aviation development through private sector partnership’.
According to the organisers, other major agencies and companies that have shown interest in participating in the forum are the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited and the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc among others.
The Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, said the forum would help drive the much desired development in the sector.
In his reaction, through the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, Dunoma said, “Such forum will always help our collective cause of promoting quality service delivery and helping to attract direct investment in the sector.”
The AIB through its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Tunji Oketumbi, also stated that that the seminar would serve as a veritable platform for cross fertilisation of ideas to generate the required growth for the aviation industry.
The seminar which would be followed by a gala night is expected to have the Director-General, Consumer Protection Council, Mr Babatunde Irukera, as its special guest while a former DG of the NCAA, Dr Harold Demuren, and the Chief Executive Officer of African Aviation Services Limited, Nick Fadugba, among others, would present papers on different issues in the industry.
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