The Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace is one of the Federal Ministries of Nigeria that regulates air travel and aviation services in the country. The Ministry is responsible for formulation and management of the government’s aviation policies. It is also responsible for overseeing air transportation, airport development, maintenance, provision of aviation infrastructural services and other needs.
The Ministry is headed by a Minister appointed by the President, assisted by a Permanent Secretary, who is a career civil servant. The current Minister of Aviation is Festus Keyamo SAN.
The Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace is charged with the responsibility for the formulation and management of Government policies and programmes on Aviation. The Ministry is directly responsible for overseeing air transportation, airport development and management, provision of Aviation infrastructural services, the provision of aviation security, improvement of airspace management and other needs for the overall development of the aviation sector in the country.
The Ministry ensures that safety and security measures in the sector are in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) requirements and recommended best practices for the enhancement of safety oversights.
To build a safe, secured and efficient Aviation Industry focused on making Nigeria a hub that meets international standards and best practices for the African continent
To be the best aviation industry in Africa and one of the best in the World