The Ministry of Aviation says it will hold an update meeting about the plan to concession 4 international airports as Special Economic Zones.
The Ministry disclosed in a statement that the update would be held on Tuesday, via zoom, in compliance with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Establishment act 2005 and the National Policy on Public-Private Partnerships.
According to NAN, the four international airports are Mallam Aminu international airport, Kano; Murtala Muhammed international airport, Lagos; Port Harcourt international airport and Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja.
What the Ministry said
The Spokesman for the ministry, Mr James Odaudu, said in a statement that the forum would hold via zoom on Tuesday.
“The event scheduled to hold 2 p.m. prompt on Tuesday on zoom has the topic “Update on the Concession of the four International Airports and the next steps.
“A welcome address to be made by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Musa Hassan, would open the discussion, followed by an address by the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.
“Mr Michael Ohiani, the Acting DG, ICRC, would brief the audience on Regulatory Compliance, while a representative of Infrata, the transaction advisers, would make a presentation,” the statement read.
In case you missed it
Nairametrics reported in May that the Nigerian Government announced it approved four international airports in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt as Special Economic Zones.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, explained why the federal government designated Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt as Special Economic Zones, saying that it would harness the socio-economic benefits derivable from Civil Aviation, generating revenues for the government, attract more international and domestic airlines as well as other benefits.