• Parry Hedima

Nigerian Aviation: President Buhari

Since the emergence of the Buhari administration, I've paid close attention to the Aviation sector in Nigeria to concentrating on development, economics, advances and reforms and have found constant disappointments in the control and management of Nigeria's Aviation Ministry

Undoubtedly, the rate use of Aviation by Citizens and Businesses directly affected by the GDP per capita of the population. The higher the use of Transportation by a civilization is usually directly proportional to the GDP per capita, the more the GDP the more the transport, making Transportation a leading industry in the economic growth of any Country.

The Administration kicked off with the popular anti-corruption campaign, which emphasized exuberant spendings by past government officials. Rotimi Amaechi was appointed the Federal Minister of Transportation which was to implement the APC promises of eradicating corruption which was the motto of the government(CHANGE) The initial investigations, the Central Bank USD/NRA, food importation & General Aviation (Other than Airline Operation) were the culprits of the excessive spendings and corruption performance of the Jonathan Administration.

The government's response was to pass strict laws that prohibited the importation of international trade in services neglecting factors of maintenance and replacement parts from manufacturers, which are crucial to safety (Keeping in mind that Nigeria is not an Aviation manufacturer). This resulted in decreased operation as foreign operators relocated their facilities to more regulatory friendly locations. Furthermore, the Nigerian senate was caught arguing about the Safety Hazards of Nnamdi Azikiwe runway, which was deemed as a safety hazard. This debate was evidence on the lack of Consultation and research required for Aviation decision making. The option to keep the runway operation was against the Montreal World convention on ICAO- Airport Safety. Apparently, our Lawmakers were ignorant of the causes and effects. Thankfully it was closed for repairs. These government contradictions as a result of a political agenda interfered with an Industry that is Internationally regulated. These rules and regulations are practices of manufacturing and training providers as well for the benefit of Safety and to maintain Standards and practises. These factors alongside Government corruption would frustrate efforts of doing Aviation business with the Nigerian state, especially acquisitions and management contracts in the future. The Aviation sector in Nigeria is heads above water and would need reforms and practical agendas that would promote the Countries Economies and improve the lifestyle of citizens as well.

June 9th, 2018.


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Parry Hedima is a Business, Aviation & Research Consultant who is a member of the National Business Aviation Association. Experimental Aircraft Association, & Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association.

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