Nigeria Receive ICAO Award For Improving Security In Aviation Sector

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has presented the “ICAO Council President’s Certificate” to Nigeria in recognition of its progress in solving aviation security and oversight deficiencies.

The President of ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Aliu, said the certificate was in recognition of the contributions of deserving member-states to the marked improvement in global aviation safety and security.

Nigeria received the certificated based on its commitment to the effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.

Mr. Aliu said that the efforts of the Nigerian government in transforming the aviation sector had continued to receive recognition at the world stage.

He said that the recognition was meant to encourage the countries to do more. He further said that the feat would spur other nations to step up their own efforts in promoting the security and safety of their respective air spaces, which would ultimately translate to better global aviation security standards.

The certificate was awarded to 16 of the 193 member-nations.

The International Civil Aviation Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.

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