The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says Nigeria has not endorsed any candidate for the office of the President of International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Sirika disclosed this in a statement by James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, on Monday in Abuja.
He said the visit of the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Fahad Al’Tafaq, was to canvass for Nigeria’s support for its candidate, Ayesha Al’Hameli.
According to him, in supporting any of the candidates, Nigeria will join hands with other member nations to enthrone someone with the capacity to build on the achievements of the outgoing Council President, Dr. Bernard Aliu.
Sirika said: “Certainly, regulating the world of aviation is no joke and I don’t think the world is ready to handover to those who may not be able to deliver the expectation of the world of Aviation.
“It has everything to do with experience of a person, the character of the person, the content of the person, acceptability and understanding of the workings of ICAO and the global aviation system in general.
“Nigeria has not taken a decision on any of the candidates, and as a major player in the aviation community, will make her choice of candidate at the appropriate time, as it had always done.”