Bernard Olumuyiwa Aliu

Chinedu Eze
The President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu, has arrived in Nigeria for an official visit to the country.

According the Nigerian civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), during this visit, the ICAO President, who is a Nigerian, would hold a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

 Among other programmes lined up for him are scheduled meeting with stakeholders in the aviation industry.

“The ICAO President, prior to his election on November 18, 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 to 2004,” NCAA spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, said.

 Aliu succeeded Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez of Mexico, and under his administration, ICAO has established five comprehensive strategic objectives.

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

NCAA said ICAO has 191 member countries, and the current ICAO council’s Nigerian representative, Mr. Martins Nwafor, arrived in Nigeria earlier ahead of the president’s state visit.