SAHCO Refashions Way Forward At 2020 MGT. Retreat

*L-R: Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO), Olaniyi Adigun ; Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi; Executive Director, Cargo Services and Operations, SAHCO, Boma Ukwunna cutting the cake at the Management Retreat.


The SkyWay Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) PLC stated that it was re-strategising  to tackle identified challenges in the organisation.

The 3-day Management Retreat with the theme: ‘A New Dawn:  Reaching For The Heights” was held at Green Legacy Resort at Abeokuta, Ogun State.

An online statement by issued by the Manager Corporate Communications, SAHCO, Mrs. Venessa Aetola said that the retreat which is a tradition of the SAHCO management team; to withdraw at the beginning of the year with the sole purpose to strategize, plan for the year and to also proffer solutions to challenges that are faced by the organization, ensured that all the Executive and Middle level managers from all the SAHCO stations in Nigeria were in attendance.

Speaking at the event the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr Taiwo Afolabi (MON) expressed his happiness at how well SAHCO has grown and all the success it has achieved in the past year. Afolabi, who was represented by the SIFAX Group Managing Director, High Chief Olukunle Oyinloye, encouraged  participants to open their mind to learn, and learn again  fresh insights and solutions .

He also urged them to also use the opportunity to bond with colleagues, who due to distance might not be seen around regularly.

The SIFAX GMD  stated that despite the milestones achieved by the company there is still room for more and that the management team should not rest on its oars.

The Managing Director/ CEO of SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi, while presenting his opening speech attributed the successes of SAHCO to hard work and dedication of the staff present and that he cannot express his happiness enough and that all hands must be on deck to achieve more.

At the event, resource persons were also invited to speak on various topics in line with the theme and to also proffer solutions to challenges faced by the organization.

* Group photograph of all the executives and middle level managers at the SAHCO Management Retreat.

The resource persons included: Olujimi Tewe, a seasoned career success catalyst and motivational speaker, who spoke on ‘Leveraging Corporate Agility For Achieving Greater Heights’ pinpointed that leadership is the ability to get results through others and not the ability to get results by yourself.

He encouraged participants to reproduce themselves through others and that each leader should have a legacy mentality.

Another Speaker at the event was Dr Shogo, a career coach, who emphasized that emotional intelligence is a critical key to success and all leaders must be able to master this skill so as to enhance better collaboration among employees and to foster a happier workplace.

He went on to say that the role of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills cannot be overemphasized and that all these can distinguish SAHCO even more.

On his part, Jennifer Dafe, another resource person at the retreat enjoined participants to continue to foster the team spirit, diligence, loyalty, quality service delivery and innovative character that SAHCO.

As a further testament that SAHCO is exceptional in the aviation ground handling industry in Nigeria, Ethiopian Airlines moved its Kano ground handling contract to SAHCO.

Virgin Atlantic also moved its acrgo operations to SAHCO, while TA-AG Angola a new airline to the shores of Nigeria made SAHCO its ground handling partner all in the space of one year. SAHCO has witnessed the expansion of its export warehouse, constructed a transit warehouse amidst acquiring a fleet of ultra-modern equipment fitted with the latest technology, acquired cargo scanning machines and Explosives Trace Detection machines to facilitate safe and efficient cargo handling services.

SAHCO has also been recertified in RA3 and ISAGO in her stations and has not relented in staff training and retraining in the past one year while giving opportunity for the team from the Engineering and Maintenance unit to build ground support equipment from locally sourced materials.

Since the Aviation Ground Handling business is about trust, SAHCO is poised to reach for the highest position of safety, professionalism, reliability, efficiency and integrity by relying on the power of unity and team work so as to exceed the expectations of the Board, shareholders and clients.


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