UN to establish aviation security training schools in Nigeria

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The United Nation has unveiled plans to set up two aviation security training schools in Nigeria as part of measures aimed at supporting the nation’s over-all counter-terrorism.

The move would also assist in providing a robust national aviation security policy that would mitigate the threat posed to civil aviation by terrorist organizations and their operatives.

The development was confirmed on Thursday by a statement from the Ministry of Aviation and signed by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Mr James Odaudu.

The statement said the establishment of the aviation training schools in Nigeria is in line with the federal government’s vision towards turning around the aviation sector to meet global standards in infrastructure, safety and security.

It said that the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, had been briefed on the development by the United Nations-appointed Project Manager for the schools, Mr. Douglas Melvin.

Melvin, according to the statement, said the initiative would also enhance the capacity within the UN system to help interested member states to implement the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in an integrated manner.

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