LAAC Holds 25th Conference, Awards Wednesday


Sen. Hadi Sirika, Aviation Minister


Posted by Sade Williams 

All is now set for the 25th edition of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) conference scheduled to hold on the 28th of July, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.

A statement issued by the Secretary of Conference Committee, Mr. Albinus Chiedu indicated that all arrangements had been concluded for a hitch-free event, which would have Sen. Hadi Sirika and Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, the Minister of Aviation as Chief Guest of Honour and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), West Link Airlines as Chairman, respectively.

Apart from the duo, doyens of the nation’s aviation industry including Chairman, Governing Council, Nigeria Aviation Safety Initiative (NASI), Captain Dung Pam; Chairman, Association of Ground Handlers (AGHAN) , Mr. Olaniyi Adigun and General Manager, Total Nigeria Plc, Mr. Rabiu Abdulmutalib would also deliver papers at the event.

Also, Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) would deliver the keynote address on the theme.

Chiedu stated that the conference with the theme: ‘Nigeria Aviation Industry: Management, Policy and Regulation,’ would provide ample opportunity for notable aviation experts and professionals to speak on critical issues affecting the growth of the industry.

He said: “While the Ministry of Aviation has indicated interest to be part of the event, all the aviation agencies, including: NCAA, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) have equally expressed their desire to be fully involved in the one day conference and awards.”

He also mentioned CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, the Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the CEOs of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, and Skyways Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc, Mrs. Olatokunbo Fagbemi and Mr. Basil Agboarumi, respectively as among those that would be physically present.

Besides, he explained that five orgnisations and an individual; FAAN, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Peace, MMA2 and Engr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner, AIB-N would be honoured with performance awards during the occasion.

The 25th Conference and Awards 2021 of LAAC is expected to be attended by over 250 aviation industry professionals; physically and virtually, cutting across the aviation agencies, security agencies, international and domestic airlines operating in Nigeria, aviation support services, travel trade sellers and buyers and captains of the aviation industry in Nigeria.

Also, the committee said that all the Covid-19 protocols as layed down by NCAA and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) would be strictly adhered to.

Virtual participants can join the conference with the link below:
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