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Airport Concession: Nigerian Delegates Visit Istanbul, Bràsilia Airports

Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika, has led a team comprising officials of the Ministry, Agencies and the Organized Labour in the Aviation Industry on an inspection tour of two successfully concessioned airports.

This is part of efforts to ensure transparency, inclusiveness and demonstrate sincerity in the Airport concession programme as well as choosing the right model.

According to the Minister, the essence of the visit to the two airports is to dispel all doubts and suspicion regarding the sincerity of the Nigerian Government Government in respect of the concession programme and to reassure the Labour force of the inherent benefits of the programme.

“The choice of the two airports was based on their popularity, size and their success stories in concession, which he said, would serve as a guide on the concession model and contribute to the successful delivery of the programme.

“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.” he said.

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

The team that visited the Istanbul Airport in Turkey and the Brasilia Airport in Brazil with the Minister included the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria, Captain Alkali Modibbo, the Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, and others.

Source: Voice of Nigeria