Nigeria’s Ministry of Aviation in conjunction with International Partners for Aviation Development, Innovation and Sustainability, has concluded plans for a two-day high-level meeting next week.
The forum, themed ‘Enhancing Air Transport Connectivity and Growth in West Africa,’ is scheduled for March 17 and 18, 2021.
The organisers stated on Tuesday that the virtual meeting was aimed at addressing the challenges that encumbered the development and implementation of solutions at national levels, current and future impact of pandemic on air connectivity.
Director-General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, explained that the gathering would help re-tool and re-position the aviation sector within the region to contend with present and future challenges.
Founder and President of iPADIS, Dr. Olumuyiwa Aliu, explained that the gathering would also address the sectoral synergies required for air transport growth.
The statement read in part, “The first day, which will witness meeting of experts led by directors-general of civil aviation will consist of five sessions.
“The discourse will centre on pre-COVID challenges to air transport development in West African, challenges and risks that encumbered the development and implementation of solutions at national levels, current and future impact of the pandemic on air connectivity, strategies and sectorial synergies required for air transport growth, and adoption of conclusions and recommendations.”