Nigeria re-elected into Aviation council

Ijeoma Nwankpa, Abuja


Nigeria has been re-elected as a Part 2 member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council for a new three year term.

In a statement signed by Director of Press, Ministry of Aviation, Mr. James Odaudu, Nigeria got 151 votes out of the 193-member states.

This is 18 more than it got in 2016, marking a significant rise in the popularity of the country within the global aviation community.

Transformation agenda
Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said the continued success and recognition of the country in all issues relating to the world aviation governing body only goes to show that Nigeria is on course in its transformation agenda for the aviation sector.

Senator Sirika said, “The re-election of Nigeria into the ICAO Council will further spur it to push for the attainment of the ideals and objectives of the organisation.

“This is with a stronger commitment to the implementation of the Aviation sector development roadmap of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.” 

Nigeria’s Representative on the ICAO Council, Captain Nuhu Musa, while reacting to the victory, described it as a momentous occasion for the country, as it shows the growing influence and popularity of Nigeria within the global aviation industry.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation is a specialized agency of the United Nations.

It changes the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.


Sammie Idika