The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has said that the concession of Nigeria’s Airports is a step in the right direction as it will boost the nation’s earnings.
According to the minister, the concession of four major airports in the country is open to all qualified entities except state governments. He made the remarks at a Zoom meeting held on Tuesday to update the sector on the concession plans for the four international airports.
They include Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano, Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
Sirika explained that the decision to concession the airports was to ensure that the government was relieved of control of the aviation facilities.
He also assured industry workers, especially those of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that no worker would lose his or her job on account of the exercise.