President Muhammadu Buhari says that Nigeria has contributed to the growth of aviation in Africa.
He said that over the years, the country has continued to champion the cause of aviation safety, security and facilitation throughout the continent.
Buhari who was represented by Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, said this at the fourteenth ICAO Air Services Negotiation event, in Abuja.
He said that Nigeria will build more partnerships that will continue to grow aviation on the continent.
“I therefore wish to take this opportunity to appreciate ICAO under the leadership of Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano, the President of the ICAO Council because one of the fundamental building blocks of the solid partnership between Nigeria and ICAO is our commitment to supporting the implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices as well as the range of the Organisation’s programmes and policies, particularly in the African region.
“Nigeria continues to champion the cause of aviation safety, security and facilitation throughout the Continent with our on-going support on the comprehensive regional implementation plan for Aviation Security and the Human Resources Development Fund plans”, he said.