The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has said that the Federal Government is ready to make Nigeria the aviation hub of Africa.

He stated this yesterday in Abuja at the Seventh Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition 2023.

According to him, the current administration is ready to achieve the feat by tackling challenges in the aviation industry to attract foreign investors.

Mr. Keyamo said that the feat will be achieved by upgrading the CAT III landing system at major airports, construction of the second runway in Abuja, airport improvement programs through concessions, and the government’s willingness to partner with companies to turn major airports into aerotropolis.

The aviation minister further avowed that the government would ensure the enforcement of contract agreements and the rights of investors, assuring that all parties are protected since Nigeria is a signatory to the Cape Town Convention, which upholds international obligations.

He added that the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility was another critical component that could make the Nigerian aviation industry a hub on the continent.