Ministry of Aviation renamed to reflect aerospace integration: In a significant move, the Federal Government of Nigeria has decided to rename the Ministry of Aviation as the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace. The decision, announced by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, highlights the intertwining nature of aviation and aerospace sectors and the need for Nigeria to proactively align its policies with future developments.
Proactive policy-setting to embrace future occurrences: Minister Sirika emphasized that the alteration was necessary due to the exclusive nature of aviation and its inseparable connection to aerospace. He stressed the importance of adapting to advancements in the field and setting policies that would enable Nigeria to align itself with future occurrences. This forward-looking approach aims to position the country at the forefront of aviation and aerospace innovations.
African Aerospace and Aviation University establishment linked to the decision: Minister Sirika further connected the renaming of the ministry to the establishment of the African Aerospace and Aviation University in Abuja. The development of this educational institution signifies Nigeria’s commitment to nurturing talent and expertise in the field, fostering research, and promoting technological advancements in both aviation and aerospace sectors.