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World Aviation Forum to hold in Nigeria

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Nigeria is set to host the world.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), World Aviation Forum (IWAF) will hold in Nigeria from November 20 to 22 in Abuja.

Media consultant to the Minister of State for Aviation, Ariyo Akinfenwa disclosed this on Friday in Abuja.

He added that this is the first edition that will be held outside ICAO’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Akinfewa in a statement said this year’s edition was a special forum because the global aviation communities would converge in Nigeria to deliberate on the theme: “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure.”

Similarly, ICAO in a publication on its website said the forum would explore how the development of aviation infrastructure plays a key role in the achievement of the visionary United Nation’s Agenda 2030 and African Union Agenda 2063 prosperity objectives.

According to ICAO, there will also be a special focus on funding and financing of airports, air navigation, and other aviation infrastructure projects.

“This high-level event directly supports the ICAO ‘No Country Left Behind initiative’ and will be of key interest to Ministers and other senior government officials responsible for civil aviation, transport, infrastructure, finance, and tourism, as well as key industry and financial partners.”

“During the event, a day will be dedicated fully to Africa aviation development financing.

“The second day of the forum will focus specifically on financing challenges facing aviation infrastructure and capacity development in Africa,” according to ICAO.

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