The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika is set to host aviation stakeholders to discuss on ways to move the sector forward.
Sirika disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr James Odaudu.
The forum is slated for Thursday,March 23 in Abuja.
The statement said industry players would be given an opportunity to make inputs in the development and implementation of programmes and policies for the success of the sector.
“This Stakeholders’ Forum, the 10th of the kind, is therefore an Interactive Session conceived to bring together all relevant Industry Players to brainstorm on the Policies and Programmes that have, and will continue to move the nation’s aviation industry forward and set it as one of the best in the global aviation community.
“The Forum will assist the Federal Ministry of Aviation and all its Agencies to have direct contact with the very important Stakeholders in and outside the industry, articulate ideas on the way forward and brainstorm on the developments within the sector as a whole”.
Sirika said, “is also expected to afford the Stakeholders another opportunity to ventilate their opinions on the journey so far, and ensure that policies and programmes implemented in the aviation industry mirror the expectations of Nigerians, and truly lead to the socioeconomic and national development of the nation.”
According to the Minister, the Forum would also seek to provide answers to pertinent questions, provide sensitisation and clarifications on policies and programmes, provide awareness on activities of government and non-governmental organisations in the industry.
The forum which is expected to be declared open by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will bring together all relevant industry players within and outside the industry namely; The Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Labour and Employment, Health, Agriculture, Transportation and Environment.
Aside the regular aviation sector players, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Accountant General of the Federation, Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Director-General, Budget Office, Presidential Committee on Salaries, and CEOs of Media establishments will all be in attendance.