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ICAO President inspects Abuja Airport

The new international terminals being constructed simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt, Kano and Enugu will increase capacity and improve passenger facilitation, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma, has asserted. Mr. Dunoma who is also an engineer made assertion recently at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, during an inspection of the new terminal under construction by the Council President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu.He contended thus, “In the past 12 years, passenger traffic at the airports increased from 4.4milion to 15million per annum, representing over 23 per cent, and FAAN is expanding its capacity to accommodate envisaged growth”. He described Dr. Aliu as an icon who has positively impacted the aviation globally, emphasizing that his policy of “No country left behind” has addressed the challenges faced by the sector especially in developing countries.Mr. Dunoma reiterated the Authority’s commitment to sustain the standards achieved following the recent ICAO audit.The ICAO President was accompanied by the Nigerian Representative at ICAO Council, Com. Martins Nwafor,Mr Mam Saint Jalo, ICAO Regional Director for West and Central Africa, senior officials from the Ministry and heads of aviation agencies. The ICAO President who earlier met with labour unions called for closer collaboration for the development of the sector.

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