Nigeria can achieve regional aviation hub – ICAO President (

April 7, 2016

By Chris Agabi

The Council President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, in this interview speaks on a number of issues affecting the Nigeria’s aviation industry. He revealed how Nigeria can become a West African aviation hub and how ICAO is willing to assist Nigeria to achieve that status.

What are your chances of getting re-elected into the ICAO council Presidency?
The elections will be done by the ICAO Council. The new council will be elected in October-November at the general assembly. I wish to express my profound appreciation through the minister to Mr. President for the unwavering support that has been given to me in my quest for re-election as the President of the ICAO council. It is much easier to seek that office when your home country supports you. Beyond that, the government at the last Assembly of the Heads of Governments in Africa also sought the endorsement of my candidature by the African Union which they did. But so doing, I already have the support of 54 states, which is more than one quarter of the ICAO member states. And once the rest of the members know that Africa is united under one candidate it is always difficult to challenge that candidate.

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