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Jonathan meets history maker Aliu

05 December 2013, 08:41Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday host recently-elected International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) head, Dr Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu, for the first time following the latter’s historic election.

Joe Obi, Special Assistant on Media to Minister of Aviation, confirmed the meeting in a press statement.

Aliu arrived in the country earlier this week together with his predecessor, Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez.

“While in the country, Dr Aliu, accompanied by the Out-going President will pay Courtesy Visits on President Jonathan, the Senate President, Senator David Mark and Speaker, House Of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. The ICAO Leadership would later be hosted by the President to a State Banquet at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja,” Obi stated.

Aliu made history on November 18 in Montreal, Canada when he was unanimously elected President of the ICAO Council.

His term commences on January 1 and ends on December 31 in 2016.

He is the first African to lead the organisation in the over seven decades of the organisation’s existence.

His election has been hailed across the continent.

ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world.

It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security and efficiency as well as for aviation environmental protection.

The organisation serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation amongst its 191 member states.

– CAJ News


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