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In June 2022, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that Nigeria had not handed over US$ 450 million owed to different airlines. By July 2022, the money owed to foreign airlines had risen by US$14 million to US$464 million.

The funds were generated from ticket sales but were yet to be remitted, leading to friction between Nigerian authorities and international airlines.

The Nigerian federal government attributed the mess to the foreign exchange crisis as the naira continues to weaken against the dollar. IATA asked the West African country to release the funds’ failure, to which it risks being alienated from air connectivity.…

The elections, held in Algiers at a forum that brought together African ICT Ministers and the entire membership of the Union also saw Algeria take over chairmanship of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries (CPL) - the Union’s top organ comprising African ICT Ministers.  

In his acceptance speech, Omo pledged to sustain the focus of the Union’s “energies and resources to enable Africa stamp a strong footprint and authority on the global economy especially for areas that ICT can make impact in.  He thanked the Conference for the endorsement and expressed his commitment to the values of inclusivity, accountability, service and cooperation in the management of the Union and implementation of his agenda.   

OMO’s first term saw the Union engage robustly in global ICT forums and also grow its membership to 49 African countries and 56 associate members. He also, among other accomplishments, oversaw the re-planning of FM broadcasting frequencies in Africa…