The Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, said on Wednesday that the aviation industry is anticipating a passenger volume of 15 to 20 million by the year 2020.
The Minister said Nigeria, after China and Japan, ranked in terms of passenger volume and is expected to keep growing at a rate of nine to 10 per cent annually.
Ms. Oduah said that aviation policies must be tailored to address the contemporary socio-economic development of the government; adding that the revised National Civil Aviation Policy, NCAP, would be responsive and adaptable to new safety, security and technology dynamics of the global aviation industry.
She said this included the strengthening of the existing regulatory framework and facilitating the growth of domestic airlines, the setting up of the National Carrier, and the development of aerotropoli.
In this interview on Channels Television’s weekend programme, Sunrise, the Director Airworthiness Standards in the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Benedict Adeyileka and a Development Consultant, Emeka Okengwu examine the impact of the aviation reforms on the Nigerian economy.