DG NiMet, Prof. Mansur Matazu (Middle) in a discussion with foreign stakeholders at the summit
The Nigerian Meteorological (NiMet) has reiterated the need for a steadfast commitment to the sustainable development of air transport in Africa.
This is just as the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace development, Festus Keyamo underscored the vital role that air transport plays in global transportation systems, emphasizing its economic, social and cultural significance.
In his remarks at the summit, the Director General/CEO of NiMet, Prof. Mansur Bako Matazu, emphasized the critical importance of adopting a holistic approach to aviation growth in Africa.
He commended the participants for their collective efforts in identifying new trends, innovations, challenges and opportunities within the Africa aviation industry.
According to him, this has demonstrated the commitment of aviation stakeholders to support sustainable air transport development in Africa and positioning African Aviation on the global stage.
Prof Matazu congratulated Nigeria for hosting this prestigious event, making it the first West African country to host the event.
The Minister, Aviation and Aerospace development, Festus Keyamo also stressed the need for African nations to harness and maximize the benefits of aviation to foster development.
He highlighted the importance of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and business development within the African Aviation community, describing these practices as essential to addressing the significant challenges faced by the industry.
The two-day summit, brings together leaders from airlines across the continent, DG’s of civil aviation, airport authorities, manufacturers, service providers and government agencies.
The primary aim of the summit is to stimulate the implementation of policies that will drive sustainable growth in Africa’s air transport sector, ultimately leading to a robust African aviation industry.