Fadugba, Runsewe, others speak at FAAN’s maiden aviation conference


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has chosen an array of experts to deliver papers at its maiden edition of ‘FAAN National Aviation Conference’ slated for April 1-4 in Abuja.

Spokesperson for FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said in a statement that the former secretary general of African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Mr. Nick Fadugba, chief executive officer of Top Brass Aviation, Capt. Roland Iyayi, director general of the National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), Mr. Segun Runsewe, Dr. Anne  Eyinnaya-Egbadon, Mr. Peter Onyeri, among others would speakt at the event.

The conference, with the theme ‘Advancing the Frontiers of Possibilities for Safe, Secure and Profitable Air Transport’ is aimed at providing a veritable platform for brainstorming and sharing knowledge and ideas on contemporary developments in the global aviation industry.

Some of the topics to be discussed include Implementing Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM): Prospects and Challenges; Collaborative Service Delivery in Nigeria Air Transport Industry: The way forward; Aviation and National Security: Emerging Trends; Addressing Nigeria’s Unviable Airport Syndrome; Nigerian Airports: Gateway to Developing and Managing Tourist Destinations in Nigeria, among others.

The event will also feature an investment forum, which will focus on attracting local and international investors in order to apprise them with the investment opportunities in the Nigerian aviation industry.

Other attractions are career fair aimed at arousing the interest of children at choosing and developing careers in aviation, essay competition exclusive to officers of aviation parastatals, among others

“The conference promises to be a catalyst for investments and national economic development, while also addressing the future of Nigerian airports with respect to safety, security, innovations, financing, leasing, sustainability and growth,” said Yakubu.

She added that the event will bring together top government functionaries, seasoned aviation experts and key stakeholders like the minister of aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, state governors and chief executives of aviation agencies


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