25th Annual Conference: LAAC Concludes Arrangements,As Event Holds Wednesday, July 28

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Arrangements for the much expected and talked about 25th edition of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) annual conference scheduled to hold on Wednesday,July 28, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos has been concluded.

An online statement issued by the Secretary of Conference Committee, Mr. Albinus Chiedu indicated that plans had been concluded for a hitch-free event and that the Sen. Hadi Sirika and Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, the Minister of Aviation would be the Special Guest of Honour while the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), West Link Airlines would be the Chairman of the occasion.

Apart from the duo, doyens of the nation’s aviation industry including Chairman, Governing Council, Nigeria Aviation Safety Initiative (NASI), Captain Dung Pam; Chairman, Association of Ground Handlers (AGHAN) , Mr. Olaniyi Adigun and General Manager, Total Nigeria Plc, Mr. Rabiu Abdulmutalib would also present papers at the event.

Also, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA),Capt. Musa Nuhu, would deliver the keynote address on the theme.

Chiedu stated that the conference with the theme, ‘Nigeria Aviation Industry: Management, Policy and Regulation,’ would provide ample opportunity for notable aviation experts and professionals to speak on critical issues affecting the growth of the industry.

“While the Ministry of Aviation has indicated interest to be part of the event, all the aviation agencies, including: NCAA, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) have equally expressed their desire to be fully involved in the one day conference and awards,” the statement said.

The statement also said that the CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, the Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the CEOs of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, and Skyways Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc, Mrs. Olatokunbo Fagbemi and Mr. Basil Agboarumi are among the aviation personalities that would be physically present at the event.

Besides, the statement explained that five organisations and an individual, FAAN, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Peace, MMA2 and Engr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner, AIB-N would be honoured with performance awards during the occasion.

The 25th LAAC Conference and Awards 2021 is expected to be attended by over 250 aviation industry professionals; physically and virtually, cutting across the aviation agencies, security agencies, international and domestic airlines operating in Nigeria, aviation support services, travel trade sellers and buyers and captains of the aviation industry in Nigeria.

On COVID-19, the statement said that all its protocols as provided for by NCAA and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) would be strictly adhered to.

The statement urged virtual participants to join the conference with the link below:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85136273264?pwd=TktWeDd2M2Z3OE45QXRlZHBEUGFadz09

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