Govt to outsource airport building, maintenance to concession holders

By The Citizen
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The Federal government in its quest towards maintaining high standard and efficiency in the management of its airports intends to concession the maintenance and building of some airports across the country.

Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika made this known during a courtesy visit by Technical Delegation from the Turkish Embassy in Abuja, in his office.

Senator Sirika said that the government is strongly committed to providing anenabling environment for investors to thrive in the aviation sector with rules and regulations to make the industry economically attractive.

The Minister added that the government has also made concerted effort on the improvement of security in the country in view of the security challenges the nation is facing saying that the issue of insurgency will soon be a thing of the past.

Hadi Sirika reiterated the position of Nigeria in the African sub - region, and said taking advantage of its size and geographical location as it concerns investments guarantees the adequate return on investment overtime.

The Minister welcomed the interest of the Turkish government and Turkish firms in Nigeria's aviation industry and assured them of the federal government's openness and preparedness to work with all serious minded and sincere investors.

Earlier in his address, the leader of the Technical Delegation and the Commercial Counsellor, Turkish Embassy in Abuja, Ahmed Zafer Gulsen pledged an unflinching and continued partnership with Nigerian Government in the development of its aviation industry.