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The aviation industry in Nigeria: A historical overview

Michael M Ogbeidi


The insatiable needs of man necessitated his movement from one place to another and one major means by which he has been doing this is by flying in the aeroplane. The article traces the history of civil aviation in Nigeria, exploring the various phases of development which the industry has gone through. It concludes that the aviation industry is indispensable to the socio-economic development of Nigeria and should therefore be given the proper attention it deserves.

Lagos Historical Review Vol. 6, 2006: 133-147