The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCo)PLC has stated categorically that it has no connection whatsoever with the alleged conveyance of $8.6 million with its vehicle.
NAHCo’s reaction is coming on the allegation made by the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hammed Alli (rtdl) at a media briefing that NAHCo vehicle was intercepted while conveying the said amount.
A statement issued by the ground handling company, said that as an organisation has no connection whatsoever with this alleged act.
“The attention of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company plc (NAHCo Aviance) has been brought to a press conference earlier today by the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hammed Alli (rtd) to the effect that a vehicle belonging to NAHCO was intercepted with some cash in foreign currencies as it conveyed the money to an aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
“We wish to state unequivocally that NAHCO as an organization has no connection whatsoever with this alleged act.
“The company has initiated contact with the Nigerian Customs Service’ hierarchy to provide it with details of this incident,” the statement read in part.
Reacting further NAHCo said, “As a responsible corporate organisation, NAHCo will cooperate with all regulators, agencies and other stakeholders in not only finding out the truth about this unfortunate incident, but also rooting out malpractices in the sector.
“The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company does not condone irresponsible and criminal behaviour. The company takes seriously the trust of its esteemed clients, partners and other stakeholders, both local and international, and will do everything to protect that trust.”