Sirika, Aviation Labour Leaders visit Istanbul, Brasilia Airports over Airport Concession

The Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has led a team comprising officials of the Ministry, agencies and organized labour in the aviation industry on an inspection tour of two successfully concessioned airports. A statement signed by Mr James Odaudu, Special Assistant to the Minister on Public Affairs, said the trip is part of efforts to ensure transparency, inclusiveness, demonstrate sincerity in the Airport concession programme and to choose the right model. According to Odaudu: “The team that visited the Istanbul Airport in Turkey and the Brasilia Airport in Brazil with…

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FG should be responsible for repayment of $500m Chinese loan for construction of new terminals -ANAP

.. Says huge indebtedness to FAAN is preventing agency from discharging its duties The Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) has has said that the federal government should be responsible for the repayment of the $500 million Chinese loan obtained from the Exim Bank of China for the construction of new terminals in some parts of the country. ANAP also condemned the massive indebtedness to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) by its various clients, saying the humongous debts are preventing the agency from discharging its duties as entrenched…

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Airport concession: Unions accuse Sirika of desperation to foist hidden agenda on Nigerians

… Set for nationwide public protests The aviation workers union have stated that the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika’s response to their position on the proposed concession of the country’s four airports has further exposed the faulty grounds of the airports concession programme and the desperation to foist a hidden agenda on Nigeria and Nigerians. The unions in a rejoinder to Senator Sirika’s response on their position that the proposed concession of the country’s four airports is a crime against Nigerian people and must be resisted frontally stated that…

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Stakeholders support FAAN on PSC review

The proposed increment for the Passengers Service Charge (PSC) by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has received endorsement from three aviation unions in the country.  FAAN has proposed an upward review of the current PSC which was last done eight years ago. The new PSC regime is expected to take effect from January 2019. The general secretary of National Union of Pensioners (NUP) FAAN Branch, Comrade Emeka Njoku told journalists in his office in Lagos that the review was over due in view of the the various projects being…

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