Friday , 25 September 2020
Home / Executive Interviews

Executive Interviews

‘In my early years, I hawked boiled corn on the streets of Ogbomoso’ Olateru AIB CEO

I have a very humble background. Growing up wasn’t a silver spoon. I used to hawk when I finished from school. So, you can imagine that kind of growing up as a child. But, one thing that I can say has really helped me is the way my mother handled us while growing up. It’s about what next. She’s doing a task and you are there watching as a child, she wants you to think ahead and do the next thing.  My mother didn’t have any patient for mediocrity. She will beat the hell out of you. She was a strong disciplinarian. So, that forced me to always be thinking of what next.

Read More »

International flight restart will pave way for consistent rise in travel- Finchglow GMD

Do you know anytime we talk about destinations in Nigeria, there is this fallacy of insecurity that we all fine up with from time to time? Tourism challenges is not insecurity do not be deceived. Let there be accessibility to those places of attraction. If you get to Olumo Rock today you find out there's no 'wifi' so if I get here I can use my phone to take shots and send it to everyone around the world and promote it. I won't have amenities like food companies around the Rock that I can eat so I spend a lot of time there. I wouldn't have public toilet that is clean that can be used by everyone and you expect tourists to visit a place like that, common these are the things that are necessary for any  tourist attraction to endear people to it.

Read More »

NAHCO’s improved safety, efficiency culture aiding company’s turnaround- Fagbemi

We are also going on culture transformation process with all our people who are the most important resource that we have. I am proud to say that within NAHCO, we have a lot of people who are extremely dedicated and focused on their job. We have commendations from all our clients on the behaviour of our staff. I am very proud of the NAHCO team and we are doing more to ensure that we can get better from them because we know that without them, this journey cannot be fulfilled.

Read More »

Lack of terminals’ connectivity is affecting Nigerian, foreign airlines partnership– Bankole

We need a national carrier; having a national carrier is something that is highly necessary for a country, but how we go about it is what that matters most. There are several ways to handle a national carrier. It is not sufficient enough for us to criticize a policy, it is our responsibility to proffer solutions.Our tourism sector will not grow and our image will not be properly laundered if we don’t have a national carrier.

Read More »

‘We are starting international ops in November with four 777s’-Chief Onyema

AIR PEACE Chairman,Chief Allen Onyema spoke on a myriad of issues concerning the fastest growing carrier, giving tangible reasons why it is yet to commence its international flights. He also talked about factors militating against smooth operations and why Nigerians prefer the agitatingly long road travel to air travel.  The delivery of your first B777 was done in February and …

Read More »

‘National carrier must not be given unfair privileges’

AT the 22nd League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) Annual Seminar, Chairman of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema bore his mind on a myriad of issues. The frank-talking chairman reiterated his stand on the proposed Single African market, skies as well as lack of protection of Nigerian carriers abroad against their foreign counterparts flying into the country. He also …

Read More »

Ground handling business have gone beyond aggressive price warring-Agboarumi

ACTING Managing Director of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), Mr. Basil Agboarumi was guest of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondent(LAACs) Gateway forum where he talked about the unhealthy rivalry that has created a price war in the industry as well as call for zero tariff for ground Handlers to import equipment as well as the imbroglio generated …

Read More »

We have taken strategic steps to halt airside security challenges-Mrs. Shin-Aba

AIRPORT Manager Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba has explained some of the challenges the airport authority faces with regards airside security, facilitation of passengers to the international terminal as well as the proposed cashless payment being introduced by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and others. In this interview she douses fear on the effectiveness of the …

Read More »
Y