The Nigerian government has issued a strong statement reaffirming its top priority: ensuring the safety and security of airline passengers, crew, and all stakeholders within the aviation industry.
Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, pledged unwavering dedication to upholding the highest international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This commitment, the statement emphasizes, extends beyond mere regulations and into fostering a collaborative environment that prioritizes safety at every level.
“The protection of all operators within the industry is a cornerstone of this commitment,” the statement asserts. Keyamo’s office sees itself as a facilitator, working alongside airlines, service providers, and other stakeholders to create a system that prioritizes both growth and sustainability – all within the unyielding framework of robust safety protocols.
Recognizing the vital role of regulatory bodies in upholding these protocols, Keyamo pledges to avoid any interference in their crucial work. He affirms his complete support for their decisions, ensuring that safety remains the bedrock of Nigerian aviation.
Looking ahead, the statement paints a hopeful picture of a future where safety, innovation, and collaboration work hand-in-hand to define the Nigerian aviation industry. This renewed commitment to safety from the highest levels of government sends a clear and reassuring message to passengers, airline personnel, and the international community alike: Nigerian skies are dedicated to being safe skies for all.