Int’l exhibitors set to storm Nigeria as FAAN hosts ACI

Posted: March 26, 2018 in general
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(L-R): Director of Finance and Account, FAAN, Mrs Adenike Aboderin, the Managing Director of FAAN, Engineer Saleh Dunoma and the Director of Business Development and Commercial of FAAN, Mr. Sadiku Rafindadi while unveiling the logo for the 59th Airport Council International board and regional conference during a press briefing in Lagos

Local, international exhibitors from airports, service providers and a host of other aviation-related businesses—showcasing a range of products, services and technologies aimed at making aviation business more efficient and passenger-friendly are set to arrive in the country as Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN hosts the 59th Airport Council International board and regional conference and exhibition from April 14-19th in Lagos.

Speaking during the Airport International Council, ACI press briefing and unveiling of the event logo at Raddisson Blu hotel, Ikeja with the theme: ‘Transformation for Sustainable Development of African Airports’, the managing director of FAAN, Engineer Saleh Dunoma disclosed that the safety reviews for Kaduna and Enugu will be carried out in May of this year.

Dunoma stated that last year, Nigeria signed the agreement to become one of the ACI global training centres, to further advance the goal of human capacity development in FAAN and in Africa.

He said the first training after the agreement was conducted in December 2017 where Nigeria received participants from other African countries.

Dunoma noted that over the years, ACI Africa had focused on safety as a priority leading to the initiation of the world wide acknowledged Airport Excellence (APEX) in safety programme.

FAAN boss observed that this has recorded great achievements as there has been a drastic decrease in the number of incidents and accidents in Africa.

He said in Nigeria, ACI has been of tremendous assistance in the certification process of the Lagos and Abuja airports through the APEX in safety programme which helped the agency to identify safety gaps in our aerodromes.

“In recognition of the role played by ACI and in FAAN’s bid to ensure safety in our airports, we have commenced the APEX in safety programme in other of our international Airports namely Port Harcourt, Kano, Enugu and Kaduna airports.

“I am pleased to announce that today is the inaugural day of the week-long APEX in safety review in Port Harcourt which will be closely followed by the APEX review in Kano.

“FAAN is engaging a proactive means of mitigating risks and ensuring the overall safety of our passengers,” the MD said.

The next phase for the advancement of the Airport industry in Africa is the development into sustainable business entities hence the theme of the conference cannot be timelier. The theme of this conference is “Business Transformation for Sustainable Development of African Airports”.


Dunoma said the conference will be preceded by meetings of the Board and Regional Committees meetings from 14 to 15 April 2018 and will be followed from 17 to 19 April 2018 by two simultaneous training seminars offered by the ACI Developing Nations Assistance (ACI/DNA).


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