Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Eng Saleh Dunoma has charged African airport leaders to evolve solutions that are flexible in their approach to the ever changing airport environment.
He made the remarks at the plenary session of the 24th ACI (Airports Council International) Africa Conference currently ongoing in Tunisia.
The MD FAAN, Engr. Saleh Dunoma (3rd L) being hosted by the Nigerian Embassy in Tunisia.
The Charge D’Affaires, Dr Joseph Apeh Omede (2nd L) received the team who were in Tunisia for the
Airports Council International regional conference. Eng Dunoma who is also a board member
secured free training programme for FAAN
Dunoma also advocated interaction and collaboration with key stakeholders as necessary to enable the implementation of processes and procedures, in consonance with global trends in aviation management.
Speaking further, he said “cost minimization and efficiency must be the watchword of any meaningful innovation at the airports due to the current global economic/financial challenges.
Earlier at the opening ceremony, Tunisia’s Minister of Transport, Mr Mahmoud Ben Romdhane while welcoming delegates identified the critical role of transport as a key driver.
The President of ACI World, Angela Gittens said this year’s theme “Leadership and Innovation in Airport Management”is aimed at improving airport management, encouraging innovation in the sector and developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Speaking separately, Pascal Komla, President, ACI Africa and Ali Tousi, Secretary said the event is a unique opportunity for airports and other other aviation executives, experts and Exhibitors from around the world to network, share information and forge a common vision for the future business of African airports.
The Managing Director of FAAN also attended to a retinue of investors and aviation stakeholders who thronged to the exhibition stand mounted by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.