ASABA INT’L AIRPORT NOW PRIVATE SECTOR DRIVEN

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Oghenero Orovwuje


The Delta State Government has formerly handed over the management of the Asaba International Airport to the Asaba Airport Company.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, performed the handover ceremony at the airport on Monday.

Okowa explained that the state government had withdrawn from the management of the airport, which had been on transition since February this year.

He said the concessioning of the Airport was done with the belief that the value would be for all Deltans and Nigerians in general.

The Governor expressed optimism that there would be positive changes after the handover, adding that it was the model other states and the federal governments were trying to study and adopt.

Speaking during the ceremony, the Managing Director of the Asaba Airport Company, Mr. Bisi Adebutu, stated that the six – month transition period was to enable them study the workings of the airport.

Adebutu, while commending the state government for its support, pledged his company’s determination to make the best of the concession for the benefit of the people, the government and the company.

The highlight of the ceremony was the handing over of the airport to the Managing Director of the company.

Recall that six months ago, precisely on the 23rd of February, 2021, the Delta State Government entered into an agreement with the Asaba Airport Company for the concession of the Asaba International Airport.

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