From Suleiman ldris, Lagos
Over 200 delegates, among them renowed experts in global aviation will today converge at the Lagos Sheraton Hotels and Suites to brainstorm of various av
enue private sector participation can help speed up the development of the Nigeria aviation industry.
The one day event, the 22nd Annual Seminar and Awards of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) will draw industry professionals 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.
Prominent dignitaries bill to grace the seminar include the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nigeria, Mr. Werner Kauer, Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who is the d Special Guest of Honour as well Chief Executive Officers of aviation agencies in the country and private service providers.
Those bill to speak at the seminar include a former Secretary General of African Airlines Association, Mr. Nick Fadugba who will be speaking on Partnerships As Key To Sur
vival of Local Airlines. Former Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr. Harold Demuren; ‘MRO Financing Options For Nigeria’ while Mr. Babatunde Irukera, Director-General of Consumer Protection Council (CPC) would speak on ‘A Passenger Perspective On Boosting Confidence And Increasing Traffic In Aviation.’
Also, Mr. Ayo Obilana, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Certified Security expert would also deliver a paper on ‘Funding Perspectives Of Airport Security In Nigeria.’
The seminar with the theme: ‘Financing Aviation Development Through Private Sector Partnership’ would be chaired by Mr. Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace, organisers said.
An electronic email quoted the Chairman of the league, Mr. Olusegun Koiki saying seven stakeholders made up of individuals and corporate organisations who have distinguished themselves in the industry would be honoured with various awards.