The Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Sale Dunoma, said that it will continue to play a leading role in advocating collaboration among aviation stakeholders to address major challenges in development of the air transport sector in Africa.
A press release by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati, indicated that Dunoma stated this while receiving the Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation, Sherif Fathy at the exhibition stand of FAAN at the 55th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa board meeting and Regional Conference and Exhibition taking place in Cairo, Egypt, April 8 – 14, 2016.
Dunoma said that the Federal Government of Nigeria is attracting private investors to partner and work with the Government to explore the various opportunities in the sector.
“Nigerian airports are playing important international roles in linking the most populous country in Africa to the rest of the world, and it is constructing four new terminals to increase its capacity for facilitation and processing”.
Speaking earlier while declaring the conference open, the Egyptian Minister of Aviation had said that his country was planning to boost capacities of its key airports.
The Director-General of Airport Council International worldwide, Angela Gittens, said the theme of the conference, “Economic sustainability of African airports: Challenges and opportunities” would address improvements in aviation safety and security in the light of new threats affecting the industry.
President of ACI Africa, Pascal Komla in his welcome address, noted that the conference provided a unique opportunity for aviation executives, experts and exhibitors from across the globe to network, share information and forge a common vision for the future businesses of African airports..