Federal Government (FG) plan to privatize some Nigerian airports, says the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
He said FG would be take over some state-owned airports, which are Kebbi, Dutse, Bauchi, and Gombe.
He encouraged investors to take advantage of the numerous opportunities in the aviation sector.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said that the Federal Government’s (FG) plan is to privatize some Nigerian airports.
He made disclosure of this development at the ongoing National Aviation Conference organized by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Abuja.
In the course of his address, Sirika stated that aside from the privatization of Nigerian airports, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration would be taking over some state-owned airports, which are Kebbi, Dutse, Bauchi, and Gombe.
The minister explained that the new move was considered in the government’s bid to run the aviation sector effectively and efficiently.
“Nigeria actually has 43 airports, some of which are airstrips where flights take off and land, among these 43 airports, some are federal airports, some are state-owned and others are privately owned,” Sirika added.
The minister, therefore, encouraged investors to take advantage of the numerous opportunities in the aviation sector, citing its post-COVID-19 performance and global oil prices.
“Nigeria’s aviation has a lot of potential and can leverage its population and natural resources amongst others to become a leader in Africa. We need to take advantage of these variables,” he added.