United Nations Oganisation has concluded plans to set up two aviation security schools in Nigeria as part of efforts by the world body to assist Nigeria .
United Nations appointed manager for the school,Mr.Douglas Malvis made this known in Abuja during his visit to the Minister of State for Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika.
The main objective of the project is to support the nation’s overall counterterrorism strategy by providing a key element of a robust national aviation security policy that mitigate effectively the threat posed to civil aviation by terrorist organizations and their operatives.
He told the minister that the initiative would also build the capacity within the United Nations system to help interested member states to implement the United Nations global counterterrorism strategy in an integrated manner.
This involves partnering member states with their implementation of the strategy across all four topical pillars which address multiple dimensions of counterterrorism and utilizing assistance capacity and efforts from across the United Nations system.
The choice of Nigeria out of twenty five countries considered, he said was in appreciation of its clear and well documented roadmap on developing the aviation sector with particular emphasis on safety and security.
Mr.Malvis disclosed to the minister that the upcoming United Nation General Assembly was billed to make a proclamation on aviation security with specific reference to Nigeria.
Minister of State,Senetor Hadi Sirika assured of government readiness to provide all that was necessary for effective take off of the two institutions.
The project is to be fully funded by the United Kingdom Department of Transportations while Nigeria is expected to participate in the provision of training premises and supply of low cost aviation training equipment support.