In continuation of the tradition of regular interactions with major players in the aviation industry since the inception of the Buhari administration, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika will host aviation stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja.
A statement by the Special Assistant to the minister on Public Affairs, James Odaudu, noted that the idea of the regular meetings had been to ensure that all industry stakeholders were carried along.
According to him, the meeting is to enable stakeholders to make inputs in the development and implementation of programmes and policies for the success of the industry.
The stakeholders’ forum, which is the 10th edition, is an interactive session conceived to bring together all relevant industry players to brainstorm on the policies and programmes that have and will continue to move the nation’s aviation industry forward and set it as one of the best in the global aviation community, the statement said.
The forum will assist the Federal Ministry of Aviation and all its agencies to have direct contact with stakeholders in and outside the industry, articulate ideas on the way forward and brainstorm on the developments within the sector as a whole.
It is also expected to afford the stakeholders another opportunity to ventilate their opinions on the journey so far and ensure that policies and programmes implemented in the aviation industry mirror the expectations of Nigerians, and truly lead to the socioeconomic and national development of the nation.
According to the minister, who spoke through his media aid, the forum will also seek to provide answers to pertinent questions, provide sensitisation and clarifications on policies and programmes, and provide awareness of activities of government and non-governmental organisations in the industry.
The forum, which would be declared open by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, would bring together all relevant industry players within and outside the industry namely; the Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Labour and Employment, Health, Agriculture, Transportation and Environment.
Also expected at the forum, aside from aviation sector players, are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Accountant General of the Federation, Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Director-General, Budget Office, Presidential Committee on Salaries, and CEOs of Media establishments.