The Federal Government on Wednesday renamed the Ministry of Aviation to the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace.
Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, said that aviation and aerospace were intertwoven and Nigeria had the need to proactively set its policies to align with future occurrences.
He made the announcement at the sidelines of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja.
Sirika explained that the alteration became expedient because it is on the exclusive list.
He, however, maintained that the future of aviation had experienced an advancement such that aviation and aerospace were intertwined and Nigeria had the need to proactively set its policies to align with future occurrences.
The minister further linked the development to the establishment of the African Aerospace and Aviation University in Abuja