Aviation Minister visits Norway, inspects safety equipments billed for Nigerian airports


By Emmanuel Obisue

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo on Tuesday landed Larvik, Norway, where he is due to inspect some safety and communications’ equipment meant for Nigerian airports.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by Tunde Moshood, SA Media and Communications to Keyamo, the minister was accompanied on the journey by the Managing Director of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Engr. T. Odunowo and the Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services, Engr. Farouk Umar, and other NAMA technical experts.

The statement added that the minister also visited Jotron, a company that specialises in design, development and manufacturing of communications and safety equipment for the aviation industry.

“In line with one of his 5-point agenda of improving the infrastructure in the Nigerian aviation industry, the Honourable Minister visited the Scandinavian country to personally assess and officially accept the communication equipment to be purchased by the Federal Government.

“These safety and communications equipment are meant for twelve of our control towers in Nigeria. These control towers are the ones located in Akure, Benin, Calabar, Enugu, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jos, Kaduna, Minna, Owerri, Sokoto, and Yola.

“The Minister will be rounding off his official duty in Norway tomorrow before joining the President in New York for the ongoing session of the 77th United Nations’ General Assembly-UNGA,” the statement concluded.