Aviation Stakeholders Converge In Lagos, Discuss Concession, Privatisation, Other Challenges


…Aviation Minister Expected

As the Federal Government plans to concession four major airports in the country, aviation stakeholders across the country are gearing to meet in Lagos to discuss issues such as concession, privatisation and other very critical challenges affecting the sector.

The maiden conference which is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2016,will play host to the Minister of State, Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika.

According to the Conference Coordinator, Mr Michael Chikeka, the event which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel will help government to address key issues relating concession, galvanising support of industries such as banks and insurance companies in process of implementation.

Chikeka said the conference aimed at identifying conflict areas and address same to ensure smooth transition of concession implementation.

According to him, “The conference will help industry members with diverse opinion to understand that concession is the way to go if the Industry is to meet international standards.”

“This conference will articulate the various submissions on airport privatisation in the past. Such as the works of the Committee set up by past administrations one of which was led by veteran Aviator Captain Dele Ore. It will further galvanise stakeholders’ and support industries such as banks and insurance companies to identify, understand, be involved and be relevant in the airport privatization implementation process,” he said