Aviation Careers Conference Addresses Industry Challenges and Inspires Growth in Nigerian Aviation Sector

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The Mamaj Consult-organized Explore Aviation Careers Conference recently took place at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority annex, marking the 7th edition of this annual event.

Focused on “The Challenges of Exploring Careers in Aviation and the Travel Industry,” the conference featured enlightening discussions from notable figures in the aviation and travel sector.

Joy Ogbebo, the convener, highlighted the challenges faced by aspiring professionals and stressed the importance of addressing them to foster industry growth, aligning with the Minister of Aviation’s human capacity development agenda.

Sylvia Pero, representing the Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, acknowledged challenges and referenced ICAO’s recent event addressing the anticipated shortage of aviation professionals.

Despite acknowledging industry challenges, the Director General expressed optimism about future prospects, citing government efforts to enhance infrastructure.

The Managing Director, Nigerian AirSpace Management Agency, represented by the Director of Operations, NAMA, Mr. Mathew Pwajok commended the initiative, emphasizing the functions and career opportunities within the agency.

Representatives from Wakanow and AFARN acknowledged challenges in the highly regulated aviation industry.

Economic challenges affecting job opportunities were highlighted, with an emphasis on the need for passion and innovation.

AFARN’s president, Kingsley Nwokoma, underscored the vast career opportunities in the cargo sector.

Seasoned professionals like Capt. Horace Millar-Jaja and Dr. John Akwaji inspired participants.

The panel discussion, moderated by Dozie Uzoezie, provided a platform for meaningful dialogue, featuring industry professionals and an aspiring pilot.

The conference was deemed a resounding success, making a lasting impact on all attendees.

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