Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has been honoured by the Worldwide Civil Aviation Group (ICAO) because the Champion of the No Nation Left Behind initiative which the Group launched in 2014.
The popularity and award which was bestowed on the Minister on the ongoing ICAO forty first Common Meeting in Montreal Canada, comes within the wake of different awards Nigeria has obtained from the organisation because the inception of the Buhari administration.
An digital assertion Particular Assistant to the Minister of Aviation, James Odaudu quoted the President of the ICAO Council, Salvatore Siacchitano, saying the award on Sirika was in recognition of his sterling contributions to the implementation of the initiative, not solely in Nigeria but in addition different member-nations.
The ICAO President additionally mentioned Nigeria has remained the one nation whose Minister has attended three consecutive meeting conferences as Chief Delegate with high quality contributions in any respect the classes and additional counseled the Minister for guaranteeing that the nation’s representatives at ICAO since his assumption of workplace aren’t solely extremely skilled professionals but in addition dedicated to the beliefs of the organisation.
Responding, Senator Hadi Sirika expressed his appreciation for the award, saying that the popularity was not for him as a person, however for Nigeria as a rustic, and notably President Muhammadu Buhari whose dedication and help for the Aviation sector since he assumed workplace has been top-notch.
He additionally devoted the award to all of the previous and current particular person Nigerians whose contributions to the sector stay indelible, and likewise those that have labored with him since changing into the Minister of Aviation and ensured the successes recorded.
The ICAO No Nation Left Behind (NCLB) initiative highlights ICAO’s efforts to help States in implementing ICAO Requirements and Advisable Practices (SARPs).
The primary objective of this work is to assist be certain that SARP implementation is healthier harmonized globally so that each one States have entry to the numerous socio-economic advantages of secure and dependable air transport.
It was launched by Nigeria’s Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu throughout his tenure as President of the ICAO Council.
The NCLB effort additionally promotes ICAO’s efforts to resolve Important Security Issues (SSCs) dropped at gentle by way of ICAO’s security oversight audits in addition to different security, safety and emissions-related aims.
The initiative consists of advocacy for the advantages of aviation for States at high-levels of presidency, producing the political willingness to allocate adequate assets to aviation growth and thereby additionally help the sustainable growth of States.