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House of Reps asks FG to suspend airports concession

HOUSE of Representatives has directed the federal government to suspend the planned concession of four major airports in the country, pending the resolution of all contentious issues stating that efforts by the parliament to reach a common ground with parties on the issue, have proven unsuccessful The airports slated for concession are the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA), NNAMDI …

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Senate tells FG N5billion bailout inadequate calls for upward review

THE Senate  on Aviation has told the Federal Government that its proposed N5billion COVID-19 intervention fund is inadequate and unacceptable as it will not be enough to save jobs in the industry or keep aircraft in the air. The senate committee reacted through its Chairman, Senator Smart Adeyemi to the declaration of the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who …

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Public hearing: Minister says AON owes $6.9m, N 19.4 bn on TSC

As AON calls for reduction of 5%TSC/CSC MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has revealed that the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) is owing a staggering US$6, 993, 284 million and N19, 365, 374,336 billion as non remittance of Ticket Sales Charge (TSC) and (CSC) collected on behalf of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA ) This was exposed when …

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NLC writes President Buhari proffers ideas to counter FG’s concession plans

Labour canvasses Green Field concession, full autonomy or corporatization of FAAN ORGANISED Labour has written to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari profession alternatives to the planned concession of four of the nation’s most viable airport stating that the current handling of the process and drive is worrisome and would only end up enriching a few …

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NAHCO issues disclaimer against former subsidiary MD, Baba Yusuf

THE Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) has issued a disclaimer over allegations leveled against the handling company by former Managing Director of its subsidiary, NAHCO Free Trade Zone Limited Mr. Baba Yusuf who is also the centre of a law suit According to the handling company its operations, contrary to what the erstwhile managing director has been touting around, …

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Unions allege Chinese debt on airport terminals grown to US$1billion

Reject 60%-40% concession pitch, plans to sack staff after two years at concessionaire’s whim Say Sirika bent on concessioning a concession UNIONS have declared that the planned concession which will see the concessionaire get 60% of the revenue sharing formula while FAAN gets 40% and still has to service the Chinese debt of over US1 billion is dead on arrival, …

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Updated: Unions embark on warning strike locks out Minister

TODAY unions across the country embarked on a warning strike and at the Freedom Square of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) unions at the Murtala Muhammed Airport followed suit, shutting down the administrative arm of the agency over irreconcilable differences. Read also: Unions allege Chinese debt on airport terminals grown to US$1billion The unions Air Transport Senior …

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FG plans to double airports in Nigeria before 2023 end

FEDERAL Government through the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika says it will double the number of airports in the country before the end of 2023 to enhance air connectivity and boost the nation’s economy. Sirika made this known while responding to questions during the Public Presentation of the 2021 Budget Proposal organised by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and …

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