ICAO President Arrives Nigeria On Official Visit
The President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu has arrived Nigeria on official visit.
This arrival of the ICAO boss was made known in an online statement made available by the General Manager, Public Relations, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr Sam Adurogboye.
Adurogboye explained that during this visit, the ICAO President will hold a meeting with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, adding that there are several other programmes lined up including a meeting with the stakeholders in the aviation industry.
The ICAO President prior to his election on November 18, 2013, served for eight years as the ICAO Council’s Nigerian Representative.
He was the pioneer Director of Air Transport Regulation (DATR) at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) from 2000 – 2004.
He succeeded Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez of Mexico.
During Aliu’s 2014 – 2016 triennium, ICAO established five comprehensive strategic objectives.
The objectives includes: Safety, Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency, Security and Facilitation, Economic Development of Air Transport and Environment Protection.
He also disclosed that the current ICAO Council’s Nigerian Representative, Mr. Martins Nwafor arrived Nigeria earlier ahead of the President’s state visit.
ICAO is a United Nations specialised agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).
ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector.
These SARPs and policies are used by ICAO Member States to ensure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global norms, which in turn permits more than 100,000 daily flights in aviation’s global network to operate safely and reliably in every region of the world.CAO has 191 member countries.