Nigeria has been re-elected as a Part 2 member of the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO) Council for a new three-year term.
Nigeria garnered 151 votes of the 193-member states, 18 more than it did in 2016, marking a significant rise in the popularity of the country within the global aviation community.
Reacting to the feat, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said the continued success and recognition of the country in all issues relating to the world aviation governing body only goes to show that Nigeria is on course in its transformation agenda for the aviation sector.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, James Odaudu quoted Sirika as saying the re-election of Nigeria into the ICAO Council will further spur it to push for the attainment of the ideals and objectives of the organisation.
Also reacting to the re-election, the Country Representative on the ICAO Council, Captain Nuhu Musa described it as a momentous occasion for the country, as it shows the growing influence and popularity of Nigeria within the global aviation industry.