The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has pledged the federal government’s commitment to playing a leading role in advocating collaboration among aviation stakeholders to address major challenges in the development of air transport sector in Africa.
Mr Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN revealed that the Managing Ddirector of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, stated this while receiving the Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr. Sherif Fathy at FAAN exhibition stand at the 55th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa board meeting and Regional Conference and Exhibition in Cairo, Egypt.
According to Dunoma, “The federal government is attracting private investors to partner and work with the Government to explore the various opportunities in the sector.”
“Nigerian airports are playing important international roles in linking the most populous country in Africa to the rest of the world, and it is constructing four new terminals to increase its capacity for facilitation and processing,” he said.
Earlier, while declaring the conference open, Fathy said Egypt was planning to boost capacities of its key airports.
In his welcome address, ACI Africa president, Mr. Pascal Komla, noted that the conference provided a unique opportunity for aviation executives, experts and exhibitors across the globe to network, share information and forge a common vision for the future businesses of African airports.