President Muhammadu Buhari received briefings from the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, as Nigeria scored 96.4 percent in improved security in civil aviation.

Speaking with State House Correspondents after the presentation of the Certification for Improved Security in Civil Aviation to the president, Sirika said the certificate was presented to Nigeria by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO after assessing the country’s aviation security system.

Hadi Sirika, Ministan Harkokin Jiragen Sama
Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation

He stated that the feat was recorded by the country, following the restructuring of the nation’s security around the aviation sector.

Sirika, who recalled how some passengers of Turkish Airline threatened airport officials in 2015, said the incident had given a wake-up call to the country’s aviation officials.

He said that the officials had kept improving the security architecture across the country’s airports, thus leading to the attainment of a near perfect situation.