ICAO President arrives Nigeria on official visit





Dr. Olumuyiwa Aliu, ICAO president



The President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu has arrived Nigeria on official visit, Sam Adurogboye, NCAA spokesman said on Tuesday.


During this visit, the ICAO President will hold a meeting with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.


According to Adurogboye in a statement, there are several other programmes lined up for the visit, including a meeting with the stakeholders in the aviation industry.


The ICAO President, prior to his election on the 18th November, 2013, served for eight years as the ICAO Council’s Nigerian Representative.


He was the pioneer Director of Air Transport Regulation (DATR) at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) from 2000 – 2004.


Aliu succeeded Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez of Mexico as ICAO president.


During his 2014 – 2016 triennium, ICAO has established five comprehensive strategic objectives.


These are Safety, Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency, Security and Facilitation, Economic Development of Air Transport and Environment Protection.


ICAO has 191 member countries.


The current ICAO Council’s Nigerian Representative, Mr. Martins Nwafor, had arrived Nigeria earlier ahead of the President’s state visit.


By: Sade Williams

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