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Re-elected to ICAO Council is Nigeria

Hadi Abubakar Sirika

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has re-elected Nigeria as a Part-II member for another three-year term.

In a statement released on Sunday, Hadi Abubakar Sirika’s special assistant for public affairs, James Odaudu, said Nigeria received 149 votes to win re-election for the 15th time in a row.

He said that the organization’s 41st General Assembly, which is currently taking place in Montreal, Canada, saw the re-election.

The growing number of countries that supported Nigeria, according to the minister of aviation, demonstrated its rising profile among the other members, he said.

Sirika, who is the head of the Nigerian delegation at the Assembly, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his ongoing support of the aviation industry, which he claimed has led to the multiple successes that the international aviation community is currently celebrating.

The election, which took place on Nigeria’s anniversary of independence, was referred to by the minister as the cherry on top of the country’s birthday cake.

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador Adeyinka Asekun, also spoke about Nigeria’s re-election to Part 2 of the ICAO Council and praised Sirika and everyone who contributed to the success.

The election and the country’s independence anniversary both fell on the same day, and he claimed it was an honor for him personally and as the High Commissioner to be a part of both celebrations.

The Nigerian Mission, under the direction of the Minister, entertained delegates from every nation represented at the Assembly to a reception as part of the nation’s Independence Day celebrations.

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