NO TRANSPARENCY IN AIRPORTS CONCESSIONING SAYS STAKEHOLDERS

Stakeholders in the aviation sector yesterday told the National Assembly that there was no transparency in the Federal Government moves to concession four of the country’s airports.

Daily Trust reports that government recently announced the concession of Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt international airports.

The stakeholders comprising Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and others spoke during a joint meeting of Senate and House of Representatives on the airports concession.

They urged the lawmakers to intervene in order to ensure the concession was done transparently.

Chairman of the AON, Captain Nogie Meggison said they were not being carried along in the exercise, saying they will not allow what happened in the power sector to happen in the aviation sector.

Chairman of the Senate committee on Aviation, Senator Adamu Aliero (APC, Kebbi) said “From what you have told us, I think there is a communication gap. The minister has assured us that it would be done transparently and that it would create efficiency in the system. We will strongly advise him to call you for a meeting.”

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