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LAAC Holds 25th Conference, Awards Wednesday


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The League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) will hold its 25th-anniversary conference on July 28th, 2021, at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.

A statement issued by the Secretary of Conference Committee, Mr Albinus Chiedu, indicated that all arrangements had been concluded for a hitch-free event, which would have Sen. Hadi Sirika and Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, the Minister of Aviation as Chief Guest of Honour and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), West Link Airlines as chairman.

Apart from the duo, doyens of the nation’s aviation industry including Chairman, Governing Council, Nigeria Aviation Safety Initiative (NASI), Captain Dung Pam; Chairman, Association of Ground Handlers (AGHAN), Mr Olaniyi Adigun and General Manager, Total Nigeria Plc, Mr Rabiu Abdulmutalib would also deliver papers at the event.

A keynote address will also be delivered on the theme by Capt. Musa Nuhu, Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Chiedu stated that the conference, which has the theme: ‘Nigeria Aviation Industry: Management, Policy, and Regulation,’ will provide a unique opportunity for notable aviation figures to discuss critical issues affecting the industry.

He said: “While the Ministry of Aviation has indicated interest to be part of the event, all the aviation agencies, including NCAA, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) have equally expressed their desire to be fully involved in the one day conference and awards.”

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He also mentioned CEO of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, the Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the CEOs of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, and Skyways Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc, Mrs Olatokunbo Fagbemi and Mr Basil Agboarumi, respectively as among those that would be physically present.

Furthermore, FAAN, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Peace, MMA2 and Engr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner, AIB-N, would be honoured with performance awards during the occasion.

Over 250 aviation industry professionals are expected to attend the 25th Conference and Awards 2021 of LAAC, including representatives of aviation agencies, security agencies, international airlines operating in Nigeria, aviation support services, travel trade sellers and buyers, and aviation captains.

As part of this effort, the committee said it would adhere to all Covid-19 protocols outlined by the NCAA and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Virtual participants can join the conference with the link below:
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