The Federal Government through the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has disclosed that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) was interested in partnering with the country’s aviation sector to establish Aerospace University and also support for the upgrade of aviation security.
Sirika made the disclosure on his twitter handle @hadisirika shortly after meeting with the ICAO Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu in her office at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
The Minister had twitted on his twitter handle that, “ICAO to support Nigeria on Aviation Security, capacity building, employment & internship and establishment of Aerospace University.”
He stated that the United Nation aviation agency, ICAO was also offering support on capacity building, employment and internship.
The Minister, who also attended the just concluded ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium 2018 (AVSEC2018), commended 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.
Recalled that the Federal Government as part of efforts to upgrade the security apparatus at the country’s airports, approved the bearing of arms by personnel of Aviation Security (AVSEC) to enhance the National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP).
Sirika also reiterated this at the 5th Aviation Stakeholders meeting in Abuja.