December 3, 2022

Nigeria Re-Elected for the 4th Time to Icao-Pkd Board 

By Shola Akingboye, 17 November, 2022

Nigeria has been re-elected as a Member of the International Civil Aviation Organization Public Key Directory (ICAO-PKD) Board for the fourth time In recognition of the vital role Nigeria has been playing on the global stage of electronic Travel Documents.

The ICAO-PKD, is a central repository for exchanging the information required to authenticate electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents (e-MRTDs) such as ePassports, electronic ID cards and Visible Digital Seals.

According to a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer, DCI Tony Akuneme, the election of Nigeria and other countries to the Board, was the high point of the 29th ICAO-PKD Board meeting which was held in Speke Resort Munyoyo, Uganda, from 16th to 17th of November, 2022.

The Board is the standing body responsible for the ICAO administration and operation procedures to ensure the efficient operation of the PKD, including its financial and contractual management. It as well develops policies.

ICAO-PKD is made up of 88 member countries, with 15 Board members who serve 3 years terms each. PKD participants are nominated and voted by board members and are appointed by ICAO Council under the provision of the MoU.

Nigeria has over the years been an active participant in the ICAO-PKD Board meetings and has contributed immensely, especially on the issue of the Electronic Passport control system and border control solution.

The Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris, MFR led the Nigerian delegation.





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