NIGAV Awards/ Ministerial Dinner 2018: Maintaining Aviation Excellence


On a yearly basis, individuals, organizations, government officials and the media are honoured/applauded for their selfless service, resilience, courage and contributions to promoting a safe, secured and profitable air transportation in Nigeria.

Such applause through the giving of an award is telling the recipients that more is required of them, not just only to consolidate on their achievements but to improve upon it and take it to a greater level and as the saying goes; “to whom much is given, much is expected”.

This is what the Nigeria Aviation Award, NIGAV, organized by FCI Limited always seeks to achieve.

Over the years, the awards has propelled many to strive for excellence, many individuals and organizations who were before now not known to have made breathroughs in their businesses, their field of endeavors or their contributions seem to be obscured to the public have been blown to the limelight through this avenue.

This year 2018 will not be different as awards will be given out to the deserving ones to say well done and thank you for contributing their quota to the safety, security, comfort and growth of the Nigerian Aviation industry.

Last year, there were over 40 various categories of awards and to spice up the event was the introduction of the King and Queen of the Air and also charitable donation to the SOS children’s Village in Lagos

Commenting on the 2018 9th NIGAV awards and Ministerial Dinner, the organizer and President of FCI, Mr. Fortune Idu said the award is to “inspire industry professionals to strive for excellence and the Nigerian Aviation Award has stood out as a prime brand for motivation and promotion of industry growth in a safe and sustainable manner”.

Organizer NIGAV Awards and CEO FCI Limited Mr. Fortune Idu

“When you recognize them, you are telling them that we now you are doing this and we know you can do better. Overtime, they will not come down from the level which we have found them. So that is what we are doing. Those two sections of awards are going to be given and the last one now which is on stage award. In all these, we have over 40 categories. We have airline of the year, aviation personality, airport manager of the year”.

He noted that this year’s award taking place on Sunday 16th December at 4pm, Oriental Hotel Victoria Island, will start with a pre Red carpet and cocktail, followed by a Ministerial keynote address, Award conferment, Presentation of charitable donation to SOS village and rounded up with Dinner and Dance.

Idu explained that the event will also include launching and inauguration of a committee for Nigeria Aviation annual Report and Outlook and fund-raising.

Dignitaries expected at this year’s NIGAV awards are the Nigeria’s Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the SGF, Boss Mustapha, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Heads of Aviation Agencies, Airline Operators and others.


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