The International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO has presented the “ICAO Council President’s Certificate” to Nigeria in recognition of its progress in solving aviation security and oversight deficiencies.
A statement issued by the Director Press and Public Affairs in the Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, stated that the award was presented to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, during the opening ceremony of ICAO’s 40th Triennial Assembly in Montreal, Canada.
According to the statement, the President of ICAO Council, Olumuyiwa Aliu, said the certificate was in recognition of the contributions of deserving member-states to the marked improvement in global aviation safety and security.
It further quoted Aliu as saying that Nigeria received the certificated based on its commitment to the effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.
He further said that the feat would spur other nations to step up their own efforts, in promoting the security and safety of their respective air spaces, which would ultimately translate to better global aviation security standards.