DECEMBER 2, 2015
A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AVIATION ROUND TABLE 4th QUARTER BREAKFAST MEETING HELD AT GOLFVIEW HOTEL, IKEJA, LAGOS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015
At the end of the six-hour discussion on Ownership, Viability, Safety, and Security Of Nigerian Airports, the following resolutions were reached:
- There has to be consistency in policies to develop the nation’s airports
- There is a need to prepare state institutions like FAAN for privatization before embarking on the process
- In government’s forward-planning process and implementation of policies for the industry, the state of the economy and level of poverty in the land has to be considered
- Before embarking on any public-private partnership arrangement, there is need to engage the polity and stakeholders and ensure that they understand government’s intentions.
- The Murtala Muhammed Airport masterplan and the national airports development plans have to be reviewed and implemented
- To enhance safety and security around the airport, the location of fuel tanks close to Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority headquarters is unsafe and has to be addressed
- To encourage investors and investment in Nigeria’s aviation sector, the rule of law should be allowed to thrive and complied with by all parties.
- Government should address the issue of over-bloated unprofessional personnel in FAAN and other aviation agencies in Nigeria
- Intending investors in Nigeria’s aviation sector should ensure transparency in their process of entry to avoid controversies in future.
- There is a need to involve and engage the younger generation in the discussions and plans towards the future of the aviation sector.
GABRIEL O. OLOWO FNIM, FITP