The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has been named Man of The Year in the Nigeria Aviation Awards (NIGAV), for improving the standard of safety, provision of necessary navigational aid for airports and especially the installation of the runway lights at the 18 L of the Murtala Mohammed Airport runway after over 12 years.
The award committee of NIGAV stated that the minister was adjudged Man of The Year following his contributions to the development of the aviation industry in the country.
According to the chairman of the committee, Fortune Idu, all necessary arrangements have been made to ensure a successful hosting of the awards as guests, awardees and stakeholders from within and outside the country were expected to grace the event
It added that various airlines Crew in the country were jostling to win the King and Queen of the Air competition which has a prize tag of One million naira and will reign for one year.
The competition is being sponsored by Santos Aviation,an American based aircraft interior refurbishing outfit.
The committee called for the naming of the road leading to NIGAV centre as Hadi Sirika Way
The award will take place at the NIGAV Centre Murtala Mohammad International Airport Ikeja, Saturday 4th February 2023.