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Aviation Master Plan receives thumbs up

29 January 2014, 08:41Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Workers in the aviation sector have endorsed the Master Plan and Implementation Road Map proposed by the Ministry.

The implementation of the Master Plan, according to its proponents, has prospects to unlock the potential for foreign direct investments (FDIs), create jobs and bring about massive upgrade of airport infrastructure.

Chairman of Aviation Associates, Emmanuel Chukwu, assured that aviation workers were committed to the implementation of the plan, a key document expected to transform the sector.  

“An effective implementation of the master plan is expected to increase the contribution of the sector to over N110 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the next few years. Besides increasing the sector’s contribution to the economy, the master plan is also expected to yield more revenue for the development of the sector. The plan will also boost human capacity development, investment in infrastructure and welfare of workers,” Chukwu said.

Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah said the plan had inherent benefits for aviation workers.

The minister stressed that the sector’s workers were expected to drive the implementation of the Master Plan.  

“The implementation of the master plan had led to the transformation of 22 airports to world-class standards. The master plan is a compass that guides our path to the true, real and sustainable development of the Aviation sector. It caters for the infrastructure, safety and security needs of the sector. It has the potential to attract the much-needed foreign direct investments into the sector to help grow the economy. It also provides the surest path to the self-sustainability of the sector. It will ultimately lead to better conditions and standard of living for workers,” she said.

- CAJ News


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