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The burden of MMA2

By Steve Omolale MURTALA Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, is a phenomenal project providing critical services to the aviation sector for which its operator – Bi-Courtney Aviation Services limited (BASL) – has either been on the receiving end of some criticisms or much accolades in almost a decade. The few criticisms notwithstanding, with sheer determination, BASL has continued to …

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Re: Recession: Concessionaires flee MMA2

THE attention of the management of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) under a concession agreement, has been drawn to a story published in the Daily Times of December 28, 2016, page B8, with the headline, ‘Recession: Concessionaires flee MMA2’. The motive for writing such a report, at this time when the …

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NCAA: Thinking its way out of the forex crisis

AS the foreign exchange crisis bites harder, many businesses in the real sector have either been forced to close shop or are pruning down on all cost centres just to stay afloat. With the recent forecasts not holding out much hope of an early exit from the recession, barely staying afloat is no guarantee of survival. Not even government agencies …

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MMA2, others: Between contract and concession

WITH its ongoing campaign to concession four of its airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano, the Federal Government has, once again, successfully brought to the consciousness of Nigerians an issue many of them, including the elite, have little or no knowledge about. The sing-song about concession, which many believe rather erroneously to be synonymous with contract, is loudest …

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Airports concession: Sirika soothing the rough edges for take-off

AFTER the initial misconception, misgivings, and misunderstanding that greeted the decision of the Federal government to concession Nigeria airports in phases, depending on their categories, the Minister of State (Aviation), Senator Hadi Sirika, the man handed the responsibility to turn around the fortune of the ailing industry appears to have struck the right chord with stakeholders, staff of agencies, the …

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Ministry, NASS must audit local, foreign earnings and spendings of airlines

NIGERIAN domestic private airlines operators and their politically exposed supporters in and out of government know their ways to drawing funds from our commonwealth in government coffers for their benefits alone without considering the consequences of their actions on the overall social economic well-being of Nigerians. In not very transparent manners, these operators, organized themselves, without involving the ministry of …

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Nigerian Airports for Concession not Privatization

THE Honourable Minister of State for Aviation had recently briefed the public and the industry stakeholders of government plans to concession certain airports to private investors as part of the larger plans to privatize some public enterprises. Following the Honourable Minister’s Briefings, there had been some emotional reactions from the public and more too from the aviation stakeholders who ordinarily …

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Response to NAAPE campaign of calumny against AIB

OUR attention has been drawn to another petition written by Nigerian Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) in its series of petitions and malicious media attacks aimed at bringing down Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). The management of AIB had initially decided to ignore NAAPE’s attacks and focus on its primary assignment but counsels from concerned members of the public …

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Airlines foreign exchange earnings and spending not scarcity of foreign exchange

THE present travails of the Nigeria Aviation industry, particularly the airlines are not about scarcity of fuel and the lack of foreign exchange; their travails stem from management structure, single ownership and poor financial management of local and foreign earnings, the recurring debts portfolios and the diversion of earnings to invest in other businesses. While the government service providers particularly …

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