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Aviation Minister, Vice President, Sultan Of Sokoto Flag Off Abuja, Kebbi’s 2024 Hajj Operations’ Ceremonies

May 16, (THEWILL) – The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, on Wednesday, joined other notable dignitaries, including Vice President Kashim Shettima, to flag off the commencement of Kebbi State’s 2024 Hajj operation at the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport.

In his company at the event were heads of relevant agencies, including Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku, Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), and Alhaji Umar Faruk, Managing Director of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

Notable dignitaries who graced the occasion include Vice President Kashim Shettima, Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State, and His Royal Majesty, the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar.

As part of his unwavering commitment and proactive leadership in advancing Nigeria’s aviation sector, the Minister also supervised the smooth departure of pilgrims from the Abuja/Nasarawa region at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Wednesday, ensuring seamless logistics for travellers embarking on their sacred journey.

Meanwhile, Keyamo, in collaboration with the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on Wednesday, unveiled the new Advance Passengers Information (API) and Passengers’ Name Record (PNR) office at the Nigeria Immigration headquarters in Abuja.

This groundbreaking initiative represents a significant stride in Travelers’ Identification Management, fostering efficient cross-border movements while bolstering security measures.

Speaking on the importance of the API/PNR solution, Keyamo emphasised the critical role of collaboration between government agencies, the private sector, and international partners in achieving sustainable advancements in border management and aviation security.

A statement released by Tunde Moshood, SA Media and Communications to the Minister, said Keyamo’s official visit to Kebbi State as well as other assignments on Wednesday are part of his unwavering commitment and proactive leadership in advancing Nigeria’s aviation sector.

“Through his dynamic leadership and tireless efforts for the aviation sector, the Minister has continued to spearhead transformative initiatives aimed at propelling Nigeria’s aviation and aerospace sector to unprecedented heights,” the statement added.

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