By Chinedu Eze

The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika will tomorrow in Lagos deliver a keynote address on the achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration in the aviation industry.

Sirika will lead a federal government delegation to Lagos as the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) holds its first stakeholders’ interactive forum for the year 2018.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the management of NAMA.

Sirika is expected to throw light on national carrier, airport concession, Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), issues with domestic airlines and the strides of the aviation agencies.

The statement said the Minister who has committed to be physically present at the event was expected to deliberate on major developments in the aviation sector since the inception of the Buhari administration.

“The NAMA stakeholders’ Interactive Forum which is scheduled to take place on the 11th of September, 2018 at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja is expected to attract key industry players, experts, service providers, chief executives of aviation agencies and other stakeholders.

The Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Akinkuotu said the agency would use the opportunity of the forum to enlighten its esteemed customers about important developments in the agency’s critical infrastructure and service delivery processes in keeping with its statutory mandate as the nation’s air navigation service provider as well as Executive Order 001 on the ease of doing business.

Akinkuotu said the feedback from stakeholders at the interactive forum would enable NAMA to plan and strategically prioritise its services and procedures with the overall goal of consistently enhancing safety of air travel in the country, pursuant to its vision of being one of the leading Air Navigation Service Providers in the world.

Industry stakeholders commended NAMA for creating the forum to meet with the federal government on issues concerning the industry and expressed the hope that the meeting would throw more light on government plans for the sector.