Aviation Minister Tours Concessioned Airports in Turkey, Brazil

By Nosa Aituamen

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, officials of the Ministry, agencies and organized labour in the aviation industry are currently on a tour of two successfully concessioned airports in Turkey and Brazil.

In a statement, the Special Assistant to the Minister on Public Affairs, James Odaudu says, the essence of the tour of the two airports according to the Minister, is to dispel all doubts and suspicion regarding the sincerity of the Federal Government in respect of the concession programme and to reassure the Labour force of the inherent benefits of the programme.

He further stated that the choice of the two airports is based on their popularity, size and their success stories in concession which he said, will serve as a guide on the concession model and contribute to the successful delivery of the programme.

The Minister reiterated Government’s commitment to ensuring that the principles of transparency and accountability which have been the hallmark of the process from inception will remain till the final delivery of the project.

At the two airports, he said, the team was presented with visual stories of their transition and positive impact of their concessions.

On the minister’s entourage are; the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria, Captain Alkali Modibbo, the Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Matthew Lawrence Pwajok and Director General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Michael Ohiani.

Others are Secretary General of the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Saidu Abdulrazak, Secretary General of NUATE, Ocheme Abah, and Adenike Adesola (CSS) and some officials of the Ministry.

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