The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has revealed that the Federal Government would unveil a new national aviation policy in two weeks time. This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Sunday Iyogu, who is the Principal Information Officer in the minister’s office.
Mr. Sirika disclosed this when a delegation from the Department for International Development (DFID) Nigeria, led by its Deputy Head, Nick Hamer, paid him a courtesy visit. He said that the aviation ministry would engage relevant parties, the media and members of the public, to acquaint them on government’s policy direction and programmes towards actualising the change agenda in the sector.
According to the minister, the government recognizes DFID’s positive participation in the social and economic activities of Nigeria, which has enabled the nation benefit from investments and guidance of the British Government.
Mr. Hamer had earlier said that the visit was to explore areas of partnership in aviation sector especially in the area of security and safety of the nation’s airports and users.
“DFID is a United Kingdom Government’s department responsible for administering overseas aid and the goal of the department is to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty,” he said.
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