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Updated: LAAC 25th Conference:Aviation Ministry, agencies express readiness to participate

MINISTRY of Aviation, aviation agencies and major stakeholders in the Nigeria’s aviation industry are already keying into preparations for the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) Conference slated for July 28, 2021.

The conference with the theme: ‘Nigeria Aviation Industry: Management, Policy and Regulation,’ is the 25th edition in the series and would hold at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja.

While the Ministry of Aviation has indicated interest to be part of the event, all the aviation agencies, including: Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) and the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria have equally expressed their desire to be fully involved in the whole arrangements.

Expressing their commitments to the forthcoming event, NCAA averred that it would always support the league at all times.

The Director-General, NCAA, Capt Musa Nuhu in a statement affirmed its agency’s support and endorsement of the conference ssaid “We continue to partner with the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) for a successful outing as scheduled. This is in line with our resolve to invest in project(s) that could elicit solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting air travel in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

“We look forward to a fruitful deliberations and stronger industry.”

Also speaking on the annual conference, Managing Director of FAAN, Captain Rabiu Yadudu described it as a rallying point for the industry that provides lasting solutions for aviation- related challenges.

He said,” The League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents annual conference has become a notable rallying point for developing lasting solutions to critical aviation-related challenges in Nigeria and beyond.

“The theme for this year’s edition; ‘Nigeria’s aviation industry: Policy, Management and Regulation’ could not have come at a better time. This is because a balanced combination of Policy, Management and Regulation is the most critical ingredient needed to achieve efficiency, productivity and sustainability in the industry.

“I and my team are definitely looking forward to participating in the conference.

The 25th 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.

Mr. Chinedu Eze, the Chairman, Conference Committee, LAAC, said that top aviation personalities would deliver insightful papers on a wide range of topical issues in aviation at the annual conference.

According to him, outstanding stakeholders made up of individuals and corporate organisations who had distinguished themselves in the industry would also be honoured with various industry awards at the event.

Eze further stated that the 24th edition of the conference was held virtually on July 18, 2020 due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, which crippled lots of global economies.

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