Nigeria’s aviation policy and its impact on development
AWA, Dennis Okon
The study examined several Aviation policies particularly the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) reviewed every five years in relation to the standard and recommendation Practices (SARPs) of international civil aviation organization (ICAO) and its impact on development to the users of airports and the nation as set out by the four different regimes in Nigeria since the period 1999 – 2015. Keywords were defined in the introductory stage and the objectives in realizing the programme outcome outline. Likely research questions and statement of problem were identified to which this study sought for solution. We applied the descriptive analysis method and used secondary data for this work. The path dependence policy change and Rostow’s Modernization theories formed the theoretical framework applied in the 4th republic and therefore, adopted for this work. Related literature on policy, development and airports were reviewed and our findings lead to plausible recommendations proffered based on the identified gap in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation in attaining national development, as a guide to future policy invention and positive development in Nigeria. The researcher is of the opinion that, with policy consistency especially in implementation, improved funding, adequate infrastructure and efficient and effective leadership at all levels could turn the aviation industry into Nigeria new economy block base on it numerous impacts on development.