FG to appoint adviser for airport concession

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it has concluded arrangement to appoint a Transaction Adviser for the concession of the big four airports in the country.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, disclosed this during an inspection tour at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Sirika said the government would concession the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos; Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airports.

He said government would go ahead with the concession of the airports through Public-Private-Partnership, adding that the asset will ultimately come back to Nigerians.

“This will take time because we have to respond to law and due process and the government is in the process of appointing a Transaction Adviser for the exercise.

“We have already been to Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and they have posted a staff to us. They are also partnering with us to see that we have a very smooth activity.

“The Transaction Adviser would be the one to guide the process and I am sure that government will not hesitate to give us the liberty that is critical in the appointment,” the minister said.

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