FG Sets Stakeholders’ Meeting For Aviation Industry Growth

By Clement Alphonsus
Hadi Sirika (Minister of Aviation)
Hadi Sirika (Minister of Aviation)

It's a common tradition of regular interactions with major players in the aviation industry since the inception of the Buhari administration, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika set to host aviation stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the minister on Public Affairs, James Odaudu, noted that the idea of the regular meetings had been to ensure that all industry stakeholders were carried along.

The stakeholders’ forum, which is the 10th edition, will assist the Federal Ministry of Aviation and all its agencies to have direct contact with stakeholders in and outside the industry, articulate ideas on the way forward and brainstorm on the developments within the sector as a whole.

It is also expected to afford the stakeholders another opportunity to ventilate their opinions on the journey so far and ensure that policies and programmes implemented in the aviation industry mirror the expectations of Nigerians, and truly lead to the socioeconomic and national development of the nation.

The forum, which would be declared open by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, would bring together all relevant industry players within and outside the industry namely; the Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Labour and Employment, Health, Agriculture, Transportation and Environment.

Also expected at the forum, aside from aviation sector players, are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Accountant General of the Federation, Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Director-General, Budget Office, Presidential Committee on Salaries, and CEOs of Media establishments.