Ekiti will showcase cargo airport at Chinat AviaCargo Conference


Sep. 05 (THEWILL) — Ekiti Cargo Airport Project Coordinator, Mr. Bunmi Awotiku will lead his team to the Chinat Aviation and Cargo Conference to be held in Lagos to brief stakeholders on the new airport. aviation.

The cargo airport is already planning to have its first flight this September, all things being equal.

Assuring the plans, Awotiku promised that barring any last-minute hurdles, the first flight to the airport will take place this month, as everything needed for the flight is in place, only paper works.

Ekiti Cargo Airport will be another cargo airport engaging aviation stakeholders during the Chinat Aviacargo Conference.

Ogun AgroCargo Airport will also return to the Chinet Aviacargo Conference to unveil opportunities for stakeholders.

During Chinet 2021, Ogun State Finance Commissioner Dapo Okubadejo previously promoted the airport as a great option for investors. He promised that the airport would be built before the end of 2022. The promise was kept and the state is coming back to hire the aviation professionals to exploit the opportunities inherent in the industry.

The event to be held on September 7-8, 2022 in Lagos is expected to bring together captains of industries from aviation, logistics, exports, transportation and government agencies in the export-related field.

According to the organisers, Chinet 22 will discuss the role of cargo airports, insurance and finance in developing a national Aviacargo export master plan for Nigeria.

Cargo is the fastest growing sector in the aviation industry and cargo airports promise to tap into this huge market.

Other state cargo airports are expected to join the Day 2 discussion during the 2022 edition of the event.

The future of cargo airports and their viability will be the focus of the second day of the Chinet 2022 event.

Captain John Okakpu, an export guru and the pilot of many agri-export projects in Nigeria, will lead discussions on the viability of these airports and their use for agri-exports.

Thirteen federal airports have been designated as cargo airports and 5 have recently been concessioned.

About 10 state-owned cargo airports are also put into operation. How Nigeria harmonizes and utilizes these strengths to develop agricultural exports will be the topic of discussion in a high-quality panel convened by organizers at the second edition of the Chinat Aviation Conference and freight.

Akin Olateru, Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) will present a paper on the impact of accident investigation on the insurance profile of the country.

Captain Rabiu Yadudu, Chief Executive of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), will present the profile of Aviacargo Business in Nigeria and an initiative on an Aviacargo National Master Plan for Nigeria.

Regulators and operators of the aviacargo ecosystem in Nigeria confirm their participation in the event. This includes the National Food and Drug Control Agency NAFDAC headed by the Director General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye. NAFDAC regulates the products and gives its approval for the export of these products.

Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority, NEPZA, Managing Director, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba will present the role that NEPZA has played in the development of export zones in Nigeria.

The first day of the event will focus on aviation and cargo financing in Nigeria, with insurance being a key topic of discussion.

The financing session involving airlines and banks will be moderated by Dr. Alex Nwuba, pilot, airline operator and financial adviser.

Major insurance heavyweights were lined up to discuss the role of insurance in the growth of aviation and cargo in Nigeria.

Leading the pack in the insurance industry is the newly elected President of the African Association of Insurance Brokers (AIBA) and Chairman of Boff and Co. Insurance Brokers Ltd, Chief Babajide Olatunde-Agbeja, an expert seasoned in the sector.

Chef Olatunde-Agbeja is a long-time insurance guru and experienced aviation insurance expert.

Leaders of major insurance companies and major insurance brokers are expected to join the National Insurance Commission NAICOM to discuss the roles of the various components of insurance in the development of aviation in Nigeria.

The session on insurance will be moderated by two keynote speakers and high-calibre speakers. These include Mr. Sunday .OS Thomas, Commissioner of Insurance, NAICOM; Adetola Adegbayi, Executive Director, Technical Services/Operations, Leadway Assurance Company Limited.

This will be the most robust discussion on insurance and aviation in Nigeria. Airline executives will be on hand to chat with insurance gurus in what promises to be an educational session.

The cargo sessions will bring together professionals from the logistics sector of the economy. These experts will include Basil Agboarumi, MD/CEO SAHCO Plc; Solomon Mekonnen, Cargo Manager Ethiopian Airlines, Lagos, among others.

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