By Favour Nnabugwu
The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has elected Mr Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation as a fellow in the world’s oldest professional body dedicated to the aerospace community.
Disclosing this in his Twitter handle yesterday, Sirika said, “Glad to announce that I have been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Alhamdulillah”
The Royal Aeronautical Society exists to further advance aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world. Established in Britain in 1866, the RAeS has been at the forefront of developments in aerospace, seeking to promote the highest professional standards and provide a central forum for sharing knowledge. It now has over 22,500 members and has become an international, multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society is the highest achievement attainable and is only bestowed upon those in the profession of aeronautics or aerospace who either have made an outstanding contribution to the profession, attained a position of high responsibility or have had long experience of high quality in the profession.
Senator Sirika Hadi was born on 2nd March, 1964 in Dutsi, Kastina state. He was a pilot, a Nigerian politician and the Minister for Aviation. Senator Hadi was a member of the House of Representatives and a former Senator. He represented Kastina North in the Nigerian Senate under the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) from 2011-2015
Sirika Hadi graduated from the Petroleum Helicopters Institute, USA, Flight Safety International, United State of America and Delta Aeronautics, USA.
Hadi was elected into the Federal House of Representative in 2003 and he left office in 2007.
In 2011, Sirika Hadi was elected to represent Kastina North in the Nigerian Senate under the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
While in the Senate, Hadi was the portal vice chairman Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and a member of the Senate Committee on Aviation. He also served in various committees in the Nigerian senate.
After a merger which brought about the All Progressive Congress (APC), Hadi became a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
In 2015, Hadi announced in Daura that Mohammadu Buhari have been convinced to run for President in the 2015 general election by elders of the party.
After the emergence of President Buhari as the winner of the 2015 gubernatorial elections, Hadi was appointed minister for state on Aviation, a position he held till 2019.
He was reappointed by President Buhari after he won his second term bid as the minister of Aviation.
Sirika Hadi is married with Children