Aviation minister, Osita Chidoka has asked agencies in the sector to take seriously the Federal Government’s policy of automation and link it into their operations or be sanctioned.
He gave the threat early today during the commissioning of the NiMet Information & Communications Technology(ICT) Center & e-Library in Abuja, explaining that the commissioning of the Center was a clear indication that NIMET has indeed transformed into a world class technologically- driven organisation whose operations were in consonance with contemporary global best practices.
He added that”: In our fast changing world, in which scientific discoveries are ever evolving, the habit of reading and constant study is an imperative for survival. For operations Agencies like NIMET to remain relevant, its staff should always be abreast with contemporary scientific developments. This underscores the importance of the e-Library we have commissioned today”.
The Minister said that within the framework of the transformation agenda, the government was investing huge sums of money in the provision of infrastructure, as well as human capacity development in the Aviation agencies.
He said this was aimed at strengthening their capacity to increase internally generated revenue, eventual independent of government funding within the next three years and scale up the contribution of aviation to the national gross domestic productivity from the present 0.6 per cent to at least 5 per cent.
Chief Chidoka therefore reassured Nigerians that the completion and commissioning of the ICT Center and the Scientific Library reflected the total commitment of the government to improve operational infrastructure in aviation to sustain safety and security in the country’s airspace.