Sunday , 14 August 2022
Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, during his goodwill message marking the arrival of Air Peace's Embraer E195 aircraft with tail sign 5N-BYF

‘We’ll stop concession if it leads to single job loss,’ Sirika says

MINISTER of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said that if the planned concession of airports in the country would lead to a single job loss, the federal government will stop the exercise as he said the process is
an opportunity to engage more hands into the system

This is just as he has said present traffic between the domestic and international airports, arrangements are on between the Lagos state government and ministry to construct light rail from the Ikeja terminal through the local airports to the international airport.

Sirika while addressing stakeholders said that government will use between June and August 2021 to finalize the issue of airport concession

He said there was no need to sell the people’s asset but to concession them in a way that it will be operated with a view to providing more revenue

According to him, the proposal will be presented to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in February 2022

He further said that all the agreements on concession was contained in the outlined proposal saying that it was in the interest of the people.

Sirika explained that the proposal which commenced in 2015 will be advertised for this month for bidders to show interest after which qualified companies will be invited for profiling adding that everything convening the process will close in August

He explained that evaluated companies will asked to present a proposal for engagement

Sirika assured labour of dialogue to ensure that every issue concerning concession were addressed adding that no single worker will be laid off

He assured that all on going concessions will be allowed to finish their tenure before it will be reviewed

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