AVIATION agencies led by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have all pledged commitment to the forthcoming 22nd annual seminar of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), scheduled to hold at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos.
Other major agencies and companies that have also offered support to the league for the successful hosting of the seminar include the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) and the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCOaviance) PLC.
The organisations all welcomed the theme of this year’s seminar: ‘Financing Aviation Development through Private Sector Partnership,’ describing it as well-thought out and apt, especially as government is seeking more private sector participation to grow the economy.
Managing Director of FAAN, Engr. Saleh Dunoma who was gracious to partner the league on the seminar enjoined them to use the event as a vehicle to help drive the much desired development in the sector.
In his reaction, sent across by General Manager Corporate Communications, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, he also charged the league to pursue professionalism and eschew sensationalism in its reportage stating that that kind of journalism can ensure growth.
“Partners, that is what League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria are, and will continue to be for the good of the Aviation sector in Nigeria. Leaving sensationalism out of our reportage will always help our collective cause of promoting quality service delivery and helping to attract direct investment in the sector.”
Also speaking on the seminar, the AIB through its general manager public affairs, Mr. Tunji Oketumbi lauded the league, describing the seminar as a platform for ideas.
” Accident Investigation Bureau lauds the LAAC Seminar as a veritable platform for cross fertilisation of ideas to generate the required growth for the aviation industry, ” he said.
The annual seminar and gala night would hold on July 19 while Mr. Nick Fadugba, Dr. Harold Demuren, Mr. Babatunde Irukera and Mr. Ayo Obilana would deliver different papers at the occasion.
Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika would be the guest of honour.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, the Managing Directors of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, the Commissioner for Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Engr, Akin Olateru and the Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Capt. Mohammed are among the dignitaries that would also grace the occasion.