Nigeria Re-elected to the ICAO-PKD Board For the 4th Time



By Biola Lawal

Abuja: (Flowerbudnews):  Nigeria has be re-elected to the ICAO-PKD Board For the 4th Time in recognition of the vital role the country has been playing on the global stage
of electronic Travel Documents.

The re-election was secured by the Nigerian delegation led by the Comptroller General of Nigeria immigration Service,  Isah Jere Idris

The International Civil Aviation Organization Public Key Directory (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.

Tony Ekuneme, Immigration Service Public Rrlations Officer made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Friday, a copy of which was made available to Flowerbudnews.

The election of Nigeria and other countries to the Board, was the highpoint of the 29th ICAO-PKD Board meeting which 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 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 serves 3 years term each. Board members are nominated and voted by PKD participants and are appointed by ICAO Council in accordance with 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 electronic Passport control system and border control solution. (Flowerbudnews)