FG concessions Abuja, Lagos Airports

Describing partnership with the private sector as the “only sensible thing to do”, the Federal Government has approved the concessioning of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

  Presiding over the 5th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum, on Monday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, explained that the Federal Executive Council (FEC)  had already granted approval for the concession of both airports.

He said:“First, we want to do a general overhaul. Second, we want to concession all the airports. I am pleased to say that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the concessioning of the Lagos and Abuja airports. .

   “We are ready to confront the system that is used to rent and gratification. In order to reverse that and for things to be done properly involves calling out officials involved. If we don’t we will never solve the problem. Part of the problem is that nobody is willing to report anybody for asking for gratification,” he lamented.

He added that partnership with private sector “is not merely a policy, is the only sensible thing to do. Our approach is to engage, to work collaboratively, to take criticisms and suggestions seriously and to respond.”