The Federal Ministry of Aviation (FMA) along with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), will be hosting the Directors-General of Civil Aviation Authorities in the African-Indian Ocean (AFI) Member States and other representatives and experts from International/Regional Organizations.
The global event which is seventh in its series, will be held between Monday, 16th to Friday, 20th May, 2022 at Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria. Global experts are set to converge in Abuja to discuss the progress made in implementing the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) global and regional Plan.
In addition to this, the 2022 AFI week will include deliberations on the enhancement of aviation performance in all ICAO strategic objectives, key priorities for the coming years, COVID-19 aviation recovery and building back better, and the outcome of the ICAO High-Level Conference on COVID – 19 (HLCC) 2021, amongst others.
In a statement signed by the NCAA Spokesman, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, “Only the opening session holding on Monday 16th of May is opened to the public, after which the delegates will break into technical sessions”.
He added that the event will avail Directors-General of Civil Aviation Authorities the opportunity to brainstorm and chart a course aimed at further developing the appropriate strategies, and providing the necessary actions to support the enhancement of the aviation system in Africa. According to him:
“The event slated for Monday 16th May, 2022 will also cover several important meetings including: the Ninth (9) Meeting of the AFI Directors-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA/9), the Twenty-Fifth (25) Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Comprehensive Regional Implementation Plan for Aviation Safety in Africa (AFI Plan) and the Eleventh (11) Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Comprehensive Regional Implementation Plan for Aviation Security and Facilitation in Africa (AFI SECFAL Plan)Aviation Symposium”.
The highlight of this event will be the signing of Bilateral Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nigeria and some notable countries.