The Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, on Thursday said Nigeria’s aviation industry, prior to her assumption of office in July 2011, was lagging behind the rest of the world in all material aspect.
She added that it had an obsolete National Aviation Policy.
Oduah, who was represented by the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. George Uriesi, spoke during the graduation of the first Standard Pilot Course one of the International Aviation College Ilorin.
She stated that majorly, safety and security equipment in the airports were either obsolete or unserviceable.
According to her, there was complete infrastructural decay of all airport terminals, control towers and runways. She added that there were poor management and governance structures in agencies and parastatals as well as acute personnel shortage.
The minister, however, claimed that the Federal Government had currently invested large sums of money to correct the alleged infrastructural decay in all the airports in Nigeria.
Culled From Punch
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