NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

Ojonemi Paul Salisu

Abstract


Since the emergence of civil aviation in Kano-city Nigeria, legislative debates and policy efforts have surfaced in order to develop the sector. However, significant attention has not been paid to pragmatic policy framework, exception of the National Civil Aviation Policy, 2013 which is the subject of discourse. It highlighted the benefits of civil aviation in Nigeria to include employment and wealth creation, international relations and diplomacy facilitation, socio-political and economic development, etc. The paper discovered through literature that aviation is related to socio-economic and national development. The study recommended declaration of state of emergency in the implementation of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2013 without its suspension, serious-minded reengineering of the six aviation parastatals, avoidance of political and administrative interference in the activities of aviation regulatory bodies, and provision of enabling environment to protect local airlines from unfavourable Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA).


Keywords


Civil Aviation, Economy, Policy, Transport, Socio-Economic Development

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